verb (used with object)
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Idioms for thorn
Origin of thorn
OTHER WORDS FROM thornthornless, adjectivethornlike, adjectiveun·thorn, verb (used with object)
Definition for thorn (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for thorn
In these we always find that the thorned holly is spoken of as male, and the Ivy as female.
They had struggled through a thick undergrowth of thorned bushes where the great arms of the firs shut out everything ahead.The Little House in the Fairy Wood|Ethel Cook Eliot
Swinging down by his legs and one hand, he thrust the thorned branch of acacia deep in under the ruff.In the Morning of Time|Charles G. D. Roberts
Here we have few or no briers or thorned things, save and except an odd blackberry or raspberry bush.The Dog|Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
They soon found a trail and trotted their horses, horses and men swaying to avoid lianas and thorned branches.When the Owl Cries|Paul Bartlett
British Dictionary definitions for thorn (1 of 2)
- any of various trees or shrubs having thorns, esp the hawthorn
- the wood of any of these plants