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Prickle    [ Botany ]
Adjective: Prickly

Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names

     
  A prickle is a superficial spine-like hard, pointed outgrowth derived from the bark or epidermis of a plant, involving several layers of cells, but not containing a vascular system. Prickles are easily broken off a plant. Roses have prickles.  
     
Compare whit: Spine, Thorns, Bristle, Glochid
     

 

 

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