A small hard pointed outgrowth of the epidermis of a plant, in contrast to a modified plant organ such as a spine or thorn.
(Figuratively) Anything sharp or unpleasant to the feelings.
The experience or feeling of being pierced or punctured by a small, sharp object. [from 13th c.]
Lace worked by the needle.
The act or process of imposing or meting out something unpleasant.
(Physiology) The elicitation of a response to a stimulus in a plant or animal organ or tissue, especially in a nerve or muscle.
(Informal) A source of annoyance; a nuisance:
A highly infectious, usually fatal, epidemic disease; a pestilence.
(Botany) A strong, sharp-pointed outgrowth derived from a leaf or leaf part.
The definition of a spike is a piece of something that is thick and long with a pointed and sharp end, usually made of metal.
(Medicine) A device to immobilize a body part.
(Slang) Any sharp medical device, as a hypodermic needle
A thorn, prickle, or barb.
Any of numerous often weedy plants of several genera of the composite family, including Cirsium, Carduus, and Onopordum, having prickly leaves and floral bracts.
A thing or person that annoys
Something that disturbs one's comfort; an annoyance.
Great pain or anguish, physical or mental; suffering; agony
Vexation is something that causes you to be annoyed or distressed.
An instance of such testing, especially as part of a series of tests or experiments:
A small spike; esp., an individual unit of a flower cluster of a grass
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