from The Century Dictionary.
- Free from thorns.
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- adjective Destitute of, or free from, thorns.
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- adjective Without
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- adjective lacking thorns
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Prickly wild brambles can be tamed by whacking back the edges of the thicket twice a year, and modern cultivated varieties such as thornless 'Triple Crown' blackberry make great thickets, too.
I did have a ‘Zepherine Drouhin, ’known for its thornless qualities and its ability to take some shade, but it only blooms once a year — for a week or two in the spring — and then it gets heavily infected with black spot.
If it is a love at first sight, then a thornless rose or lavender rose will speak of your complete surrender.
Look for apples, pears, blackberries (thornless), red raspberries, watermelon and turnips, according to Leslie Hart, an agricultural marketing specialist for the Washington County extension office.
Over the last few years, disease-resistant single-flowered roses have been introduced, including 'Kew Gardens', a white thornless variety that flowers nonstop.
Down here on the bottom there were no trees; but many formal gardens -- rather, a single, reticulated one, interwoven with the houses and the towers -- held beds of Terran violets and thornless roses, native jule and sunbloom and baleflower and much else which Raven didn't recognize.
In early May, the cerise-pink flowers of "Zephirine Drouhin" open on almost thornless stems.
A week ago Virginia took me back to the nursery and I bought a small thornless blackberry bush and some more soil, seeds, and containers.
Four years ago I planted three 3, yes 3 small thornless raspberry canes in my backyard along the edge of a raised bed.
Cacti and thorny shrubs are conspicuous, but many thornless shrubs and herbs are also present.