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Meaning of PRICKLE

Pronunciation:  'prikul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a sharp-pointed tip on a stem or leaf
  2. [v]  cause a tingling sensation
  3. [v]  cause a prickling sensation

PRICKLE is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: prick, pricker, spine, sticker, thorn, tingle
 See Also: aculeus, itch, sting, twinge



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pric"kle\, n. [AS. pricele, pricle; akin to LG.
    prickel, D. prikkel. See {Prick}, n.]
    1. A little prick; a small, sharp point; a fine, sharp
       process or projection, as from the skin of an animal, the
       bark of a plant, etc.; a spine. --Bacon.
    2. A kind of willow basket; -- a term still used in some
       branches of trade. --B. Jonson.
    3. A sieve of filberts, -- about fifty pounds. [Eng.]
  2. \Pric"kle\, v. t.
    To prick slightly, as with prickles, or fine, sharp points.
          Felt a horror over me creep, Prickle skin, and catch my
          breath.                                  --Tennyson.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A hard, pointed outgrowth from the surface of a plant, involving several layers of cells but not containing a vein.