Origin of awl-shaped
First recorded in 1755–65
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Examples from the Web for awl-shaped
The genus is characterized by awl-shaped spines which are distant at the base.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
The umbellets are alternate, awl-shaped, with distinct flowers.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
T. H. Pardo de Tavera
The branches are numerous and slender, furnished with sharp, awl-shaped spines.Woodland Gleanings
Styles 3, awl-shaped, diverging, tipped with simple stigmas.
Receptacle narrow, with an awl-shaped prolongation in centre.