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thorn British & World English

A stiff, sharp-pointed woody projection on the stem or other part of a plant

Thorn British & World English

German name for Toruń.

thorn English Thesaurus

he has become a thorn in the flesh of any establishment

thorn New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Old English and Icelandic runic letter Þ, þ, representing the dental fricatives /ð/ and /θ/; superseded by th;

camel thorn British & World English

Either of two spiny leguminous shrubs occurring in arid country

thorn apple British & World English

A poisonous datura with large trumpet-shaped white flowers and toothed leaves, which has become a weed of waste ground in many countries

buffalo thorn British & World English

A tropical African shrub or small tree with glossy leaves and thorns which grow in pairs, one of each pair being straight and the other curved

Christ's thorn British & World English

A thorny shrub popularly supposed to have formed Christ’s crown of thorns, in particular:

cockspur thorn British & World English

A North American hawthorn which is grown for its rich orange autumn foliage

Jerusalem thorn British & World English

A thorny tropical American tree of the pea family, grown as an ornamental

a thorn in someone's side British & World English

A source of continual annoyance or trouble

there is no rose without a thorn British & World English

Every apparently desirable situation has its share of trouble or difficulty

thorn bush in thorn British & World English

A thorny bush, shrub, or tree, especially a hawthorn

thorn tree in thorn British & World English

A thorny bush, shrub, or tree, especially a hawthorn

wait-a-bit British & World English

An African bush with hooked thorns that catch the clothing, in particular an acacia

wait-a-bit thorn in wait-a-bit British & World English

An African bush with hooked thorns that catch the clothing, in particular an acacia

a thorn in someone's side in thorn British & World English

A source of continual annoyance or trouble

there is no rose without a thorn in thorn British & World English

Every apparently desirable situation has its share of trouble or difficulty

thorn in the flesh or in someone's side in thorn English Thesaurus

he has become a thorn in the flesh of any establishment

a thorn in someone's side or flesh in thorn British & World English

A source of continual annoyance or trouble