sharp. hard. and woody part of certain plants that is generally a modified leaf.
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionarythorn (noun)
a woody plant bearing sharp impeding processes (as prickles or spines) , especially - hawthorn
a) a sharp rigid process on a plant , specifically a short, indurated, sharp-pointed, and leafless modified branch
b) any of various sharp spinose structures on an animal
the runic letter þ used in Old English and Middle English to represent either of the fricatives \th\ or \t͟h\ and in Icelandic to represent \th\
something that causes distress or irritation - often used in the phrase thorn in one's side
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