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Synonyms for prickly

Synonyms for prickly

full of sharp needlelike protuberances

so replete with interlocking points and complications as to be painfully irritating

Synonyms for prickly

very irritable

having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.

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In prickly lettuce, the wild relative and ancestor of cultivated lettuce, this same substance could prove to be an economically viable source of natural rubber.
Sharon Brown from Prickly Pals said: "There's a healthy population of hedgehogs in the coastal park and we're grateful to the Coastal Conservation Group who have been making mammal habitats in the park, including building log piles which are superb areas for hogs.
I couldn't see them on Sunday night but when I went out on Monday I saw these tiny wee prickly balls in the undergrowth.
True Nopal Cactus Water is made with the nutritious fruit of the prickly pear cactus which can help reduce inflammation associated with muscle fatigue and exercise.
The prickly pear is ubiquitous in Sana'a at this time of year.
US launches over the past year including Cactus Juice and Cactus Tea from Nopal and Prickly Pear Cactus Tea from Hunter & Hilsberg, as well as Martinelli's Prickly Passion Lemonade juice drink, featuring prickly pear puree," she notes.
Banuelos believes that he has found a promising alternative: prickly pear cactus (Opuntia ficusindica), a drought-tolerant plant.
com)-- The Purus Prickly Pear Oil is easily absorbed through the skin, it exerts powerful regenerating and restructuring properties.
PRICKLY HEAT An irritating itchy rash that occurs in hot weather - it develops when sweat glands are blocked and where sweat is trapped and cannot evaporate.
Sydney, August 03 (ANI): Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd's wife has nearly avoided a prickly situation while his husband was recovering from heart surgery.
IF you're feeling a little fed up of dates nutritionists suggest tucking into a healthy prickly pear fruit.
Prickly Bay Waterside, one of Grenada's newest residential developments, said Jan.
STAFF at a veterinary surgery in Huddersfield faced a prickly situation when a hedgehog gave birth to three little ones.
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A prickly shark has been captured for just the second time in history, in a submarine canyon off the coast of California.