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thorn

Pronunciation: /θɔːrn; θɔːn/

Translation of thorn in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (spine) espina (feminine) to be a thorn in sb's flesh o side ser* una espina que algn tiene clavada
    Example sentences
    • Roses ramble over walls, branches stiff with thorns and laden with huge blossoms.
    • Certain plants have developed thorns to prevent themselves from being devoured and they work equally well as deterrents for humans too.
    • Here in south Texas, where the mesquite brush and most other native plants have thorns and where not a few critters have a mean bite, it helps to be tough.
    1.2 (shrub) espino (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • ‘They threw me over the back of a camel and told me they would kill me if I cried,’ he said, sitting quietly under a thorn tree on the outskirts of Turalei.
    • Instead of a well-equipped school their children are taught beneath the shade of a thorn tree.
    • When he reached Glastonbury he planted his staff, which then took root and grew into a thorn tree.

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