Thorny

Definition of Thorny

Thorn´y
a.1.Full of thorns or spines; rough with thorns; spiny; as, a thorny wood; a thorny tree; a thorny crown.
2.Like a thorn or thorns; hence, figuratively, troublesome; vexatious; harassing; perplexing.
The steep and thorny way to heaven.
- Shak.
Thorny rest-harrow
(Bot.) rest-harrow.
Thorny trefoil
a prickly plant of the genus Fagonia (Fagonia Cretica, etc.).

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