Definition of Thornlike

1. Adjective. Resembling a thorn or some aspect of one; pointed, acuate. ¹



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Definition of Thornlike

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thornlike

thornbushes
thornbut
thorned
thornen
thornfish
thornfishes
thornhog
thorninesses
thorning
thornless
thornlike (current term)
thornproof
thornproofs
thorns
thorns in someone's side
thornset
thorntail
thorntails
thoro
thorogummite
thoroly

Literary usage of Thornlike

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1. Field Book of American Trees and Shrubs: A Concise Description of the by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1915)
"... south to NJ and SC TO- * , A similar western species with thornlike Crab Annie twiglets, and ovate or long-ovate leaves, Pyrus ioensis ..."

2. Monographs of the Diptera of North America by Hermann Loew, Carl Robert Osten-Sacken, Smithsonian Institution (1867)
"... fore femora gradually r:ither thickened towards the root; on their under side, either in both sexes or at least in the male, with short, thornlike ..."

3. Pamphlets on Forestry in the Philippine Islands (1917)
"The apex is pointed or ends in a thornlike prolongation of the midrib. ... The apex of the leaf terminates in a slender, thornlike prolongation of the ..."

4. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1899)
"... the two united resembling the head and neck of a bottle, and both armed beneath with a tooth or thornlike process ..."

5. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1919)
"Hind femur with a distal outer thornlike process (Fig. 38). Unguis (Figs. 36 and 37) narrow, curving, without lateral teeth and without an inner tooth; ..."

6. Evolution and Animal Life: An Elementary Discussion of Facts, Processes by David Starr Jordan, Vernon Lyman Kellogg (1907)
"... are the minute spines, much more dangerous and harder to get rid of than the conspicuous long thornlike spines) edible for stock, and indeed for man. ..."

7. Miscellaneous Poems by Rowson (1804)
"Who to gather them draws near, Finds they hide a thornlike you. Myrtle, beauteous evergreen, Fair thy blossoms to the view, Pure as snow drops are they seen ..."

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