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Noun: prickle  pri-kul
  1. A small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
    - spine, thorn, pricker, sticker, spikelet
Verb: prickle  pri-kul
  1. Cause a prickling sensation
    - prick
  2. Cause a stinging or tingling sensation
    - tingle
  3. Make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn
    "The nurse prickled my finger to get a small blood sample";
    - prick

Derived forms: prickles, prickling, prickled

Type of: aculeus, itch, pierce, prick, sting, twinge

Encyclopedia: Prickle