What is another word for thorns?

Pronunciation: [θˈɔːnz] (IPA)

Thorns, also known as prickles, are sharp, pointed structures that are found on the stems and leaves of many plants. These structures are used by the plants to protect themselves from herbivores and other animals that may want to eat them. Other synonyms for thorns include spines, barbs, prickles, needles, and hooks. Each of these words has a slightly different meaning and can be used to describe different types of sharp structures. For example, spines are usually longer and more needle-like than thorns, while hooks are curved and often used for attaching to other objects. Regardless of the word used, these structures serve an important purpose in the world of plants and help them to survive and thrive in their environments.

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Usage examples for Thorns

On the walls, on both sides, grew small patches of grass, a great many thorns, and here and there even a tree.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
She was prevented, however, by the thorns of the zareba.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
The long thorns of these trees even made white marks upon the King's hide.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz

Famous quotes with Thorns

  • I have seen one shrike occupy himself for hours in sticking up on thorns, a number of small fishes that the fishermen had thrown on the shore. The fishes dried up and decayed.
    John Bachman
  • As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.
    Solomon Ibn Gabirol
  • Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.
    Khalil Gibran
  • March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
    Khalil Gibran
  • The motto was "Pax," but the word was set in a circle of thorns.
    Rumer Godden

Related words: sharp thorns, foxtail pine thorns, curly-leafed thorns, rose thorns, long-prickled thorns, briar, brier

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