1. prickle

verb. cause a stinging or tingling sensation.


  • tingle

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2. prickle-weed

noun. perennial herb of North American prairies having dense heads of small white flowers.


  • herb
  • Desmanthus
  • genus Desmanthus
  • Desmanthus ilinoensis
  • prairie mimosa

3. prickle

noun. a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf.


  • spine
  • glochid
  • glochidium
  • pricker
  • spikelet
  • sticker
  • aculeus


  • fearlessness

4. prickle

verb. make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn.


  • prick
  • needle

5. prickle

verb. cause a prickling sensation.


  • prick
  • twinge

Sentences with prickle

1. Noun, singular or mass
Virginia pine's cones turn gray when mature, and the scales bear a prickle on the end, making the cone sharp when stepped on or grasped.

2. Adjective
The more microns, the coarser the fiber, and the higher the prickle factor.

3. Verb, base form
If your skin starts to tingle and prickle, keeping yourself cool is the best treatment.