Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The poison-sting of the aculeate hymenopterous insects, as bees, wasps, etc. See Aculeata.
  • noun In botany, a prickle; a slender, rigid, and pointed outgrowth from the bark or epidermis, as in the rose and blackberry, in distinction from a thorn, which grows from the wood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A prickle growing on the bark, as in some brambles and roses.
  • noun (Zoöl.) A sting.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A prickle growing on the bark, as in some brambles and roses.
  • noun A sting.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a sharp-pointed process especially a sting of a hymenopterous insect
  • noun a stiff sharp-pointed plant process

Etymologies

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From Latin aculeus.

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