1 cause a prickling sensation [syn: prick]
2 cause a stinging or tingling sensation [syn: tingle]
3 make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn; "The nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample" [syn: prick]
A tingling sensation of mild discomfort
- Finnish: pistely
- To feel a prickle.
- To cause someone to feel a prickle.
In botany, a prickle is a modified extension of the cortex and epidermis into a sharp, needle-like structure. By extension, it can refer to:
aculeus, acumination, adherent, adhesive, auger, barb, barnacle, bit, borer, bramble, brier, bristle, bulldog, burr, buzz, cactus, catchweed, cement, cleavers, cusp, decal, decalcomania, drill, glue, goose grass, gunk, itch, itchiness, jab, leech, limpet, molasses, mucilage, mucro, neb, needle, nettle, nib, paresthesia, paste, pine needle, pins and needles, plaster, point, prick, pricking, prickles, prickliness, prickling, prong, quill, remora, scratch, smart, spicule, spiculum, spike, spikelet, spine, spur, stick, sticker, sting, stinging, syrup, thistle, thorn, thrill, tine, tingle, tingling, tip, urtication, yucca