• Thorn Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. t.) To prick, as with a thorn.
  2. (n.) Any shrub or small tree which bears thorns; especially, any species of the genus Crataegus, as the hawthorn, whitethorn, cockspur thorn.
  3. (n.) Fig.: That which pricks or annoys as a thorn; anything troublesome; trouble; care.
  4. (n.) The name of the Anglo-Saxon letter /, capital form /. It was used to represent both of the sounds of English th, as in thin, then. So called because it was the initial letter of thorn, a spine.
  5. (n.) A hard and sharp-pointed projection from a woody stem; usually, a branch so transformed; a spine.

Irritant, Pricker, Prickle, Spine, Sticker,

• Thorn-headed Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) Having a head armed with thorns or spines.

• Thorny Definition & Synonyms

  1. (superl.) Like a thorn or thorns; hence, figuratively, troublesome; vexatious; harassing; perplexing.
  2. (superl.) Full of thorns or spines; rough with thorns; spiny; as, a thorny wood; a thorny tree; a thorny crown.

Barbed, Barbellate, Briery, Bristled, Bristly, Burred, Burry, Prickly, Spiny,