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English definition of “prickle”

prickle

noun [C]     /ˈprɪkl/
a sharp point on the surface of some plants or the skin of some animalsThe skin, hair and bone of non-human animalsParts of plants
(Definition of prickle noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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