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Thorn (biology)

A thorn is a hard, sharp spike-like growth on the stem[?] of a plant that is usually intended for defensive purposes.

Thorns, most notably ones on roses, are common literary symbols for the hidden dangers or woes of something beautiful or pleasant.

Some roses have been bred not to have thorns.

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