- becoming spinelike.
- ending in a spine.
- bearing spines.
- Zoology. somewhat spinelike; coarse, as hair.
Origin of spinescent
Examples from the Web for spinescent
Historical Examples of spinescent
Resembles the first species somewhat in habit, size, and the spinescent capillitium, but the resemblance is superficial only.The North American Slime-Moulds
Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
Characters of Dipsacus, but the green leaves of the involucre and involucels not rigid nor spinescent.
In the Pear and Sloe all gradations occur between spines and spine-like (spinescent) branches.The Elements of Botany
- having or resembling a spine or spines
- becoming spiny