prickle

(redirected from prickled)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

prickle

(prĭk′əl)
n.
1.
a. A small hard pointed outgrowth of the epidermis of a plant, in contrast to a modified plant organ such as a spine or thorn.
b. A spine, thorn, or other small sharp structure.
2. A tingling or pricking sensation: felt prickles in my leg after sitting for so long.
v. prick·led, prick·ling, prick·les
v.intr.
1. To feel a tingling or pricking sensation: His skin prickled with fear.
2. To rise or stand up like prickles: The hair on my neck prickled.
v.tr.
To cause a tingling or pricking sensation in: Tears prickled my eyes.

prickle

a hard, pointed plant structure containing no VASCULAR BUNDLE structure.
References in periodicals archive ?
petiole 0.5-1 m long, sparsely to densley prickled; rachis with 6-10
Yet her groups and combinations here showed her attention falling, for example, on the visual rub between a segment of prickled cactus pad and a near-abstract rectangle of muscled skin; on echoing shapes in a penis and a jack-in-the-pulpit flower, in winding plant stems and curled-up toes and feet; in rhymes across the room between sculptured heads in black bronze and white marble.
Smith prickled about the abuse and said: "It's expected if the team is not winning.
The Rovers boss prickled at the mention of a "crisis" as his beleaguered team - with just two goals and one win - face fellow slow starters Chelsea on Monday.