jaculiferous

[ jak-yuh-lif-er-uh s ]
/ ˌdʒæk yəˈlɪf ər əs /

adjective Botany, Zoology.

having dartlike spines.

Nearby words

  1. jacques bonhomme,
  2. jactation,
  3. jactitation,
  4. jaculate,
  5. jaculatory,
  6. jacuzzi,
  7. jadassohn-lewandowsky syndrome,
  8. jadassohn-tièche nevus,
  9. jade,
  10. jade green

Origin of jaculiferous

1850–55; < New Latin jaculifer dart-bearing (jaculi-, combining form of Latin jaculum dart + -fer -fer) + -ous; see jaculate

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