Try Our Apps


90s Slang You Should Know


[spahy-nuh-feks] /ˈspaɪ nəˌfɛks/
noun, plural spinifex, spinifexes.
any of several Australian grasses of the genera Spinifex, Plectrachne, or Triodia, having spiny seeds and stiff, sharp-pointed leaves that grow in dense masses. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for spinifex
Historical Examples
British Dictionary definitions for spinifex


(Austral) Also called porcupine grass. any of various coarse spiny-leaved inland grasses of the genus Triodia
any grass of the SE Asian genus Spinifex, having pointed leaves and spiny seed heads: often planted to bind loose sand
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Latin spīna a thorn + -fex maker, from facere to make
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for spinifex

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for spinifex

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for spinifex