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    Smile tiny needles/thorns

    This is because the lotus' leaves are covered with tiny needles/thorns, on which dust and dirt fall and are later removed when it rains.


    Are tiny needles and thorns interchangeable in the above context? Thanks.


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    Re: tiny needles/thorns

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    This is because the lotus' leaves are covered with tiny needles/thorns, on which dust and dirt fall and are later removed when it rains.


    Are tiny needles and thorns interchangeable in the above context? Thanks.
    I guess they could be the same, A, but I'm not familiar with the Lotus plant. Could the tiny needles be baby thorns.

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    Re: tiny needles/thorns

    Thanks, riverkid.


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    Re: tiny needles/thorns

    I am puzzled - I didn't think that lotus plants had thorns, or indeed even prickles. They are smooth and glaucous.

    If they had something on their surfaces, they would be more likely to be called hairs.

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    Re: tiny needles/thorns

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I am puzzled - I didn't think that lotus plants had thorns, or indeed even prickles. They are smooth and glaucous.

    If they had something on their surfaces, they would be more likely to be called hairs.
    Ditto! Anglika.
    I'm more puzzled than you are.

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