It could describe a rose bush:
photo by Rangbaz
the hedgehog snuffling around underneath it:
photo by Hrald
the knife used to cut a bloom:
photo by Victor M. Vicente Selvas
or the bee hiding among the petals:
photo by Narellesg
and each, magically, assumes a new sharp elegance with the word.
Spot the Frippet: something aculeate. This word especially describes bees, ants and wasps. It comes from the Latin acūleātus, from aculeus, which is a diminutive of acus, needle.