Variant of prickle
- any sharp point; specif., a small, sharply pointed spine lacking vascular tissue and growing from the tissue under the outer layer of a plant
- a prickly sensation; stinging or tingling
Origin: Middle English prykel from Old English pricel, earlier pricels from base of prica (see prick) plush -els, instrumental suffix
- to prick, as with a spine or thorn
- to cause to feel a tingling sensation
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