acicle

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Etymology[edit]

Latin acicula (pin for a head-dress)

Noun[edit]

The stems of Rosa acicularis have larger prickles and smaller acicles.

acicle (plural acicles)

  1. A needlelike prickle or stiff spine of some animals or plants, sometimes (in plants) with a gland at the tip; acicula.

References[edit]

  • Beentje, Henke and Williamson, Juliet. 2010. The Kew Plant Glossary: an Illustrated Dictionary of Plant Terms. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Hickey, Michael and King, Clive. 2001. The Cambridge Illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terms. Cambridge University Press

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