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spinose

[spahy-nohs, spahy-nohs] /ˈspaɪ noʊs, spaɪˈnoʊs/
adjective
1.
full of spines; spiniferous; spinous.
Origin of spinose
1650-1660
From the Latin word spīnōsus, dating back to 1650-60. See spine, -ose1
Related forms
spinosely, adverb
spinosity
[spahy-nos-i-tee] /spaɪˈnɒs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
nonspinose, adjective
nonspinosely, adverb
nonspinosity, noun
subspinose, adjective
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spinose

/ˈspaɪnəʊs; spaɪˈnəʊs/
adjective
1.
(esp of plants) bearing many spines
Derived Forms
spinosely, adverb
spinosity (spaɪˈnɒsɪtɪ) noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin spīnōsus prickly, from spīna a thorn
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