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  1. thorn

    • IPA[THôrn]

    美式

    • n.
      a stiff, sharp-pointed, straight or curved woody projection on the stem or other part of a plant.;a source of discomfort, annoyance, or difficulty; an irritation or obstacle
    • noun: thorn, plural noun: thorns

    • 釋義
    • 片語

    名詞

    • 1. a stiff, sharp-pointed, straight or curved woody projection on the stem or other part of a plant.
    • a source of discomfort, annoyance, or difficulty; an irritation or obstacle the issue has become a thorn in renewing the peace talks
    • 2. a thorny bush, shrub, or tree, especially a hawthorn.
    • 3. an Old English and Icelandic runic letter, þ or Þ, representing the dental fricatives ð and θ. In English it was eventually superseded by the digraph th.