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- n. (ME., fr. OE.; akin to OHG. dorn, thorn, ON. thorn, Goth. thaurnus, thorn, Skt. trna, grass, blade of grass) a sharp rigid process on a plant; specif., a short, indurated, sharp-pointed, and leafless branch developed from a bud in a manner typical to a leafy branch.