- becoming spinelike.
- ending in a spine.
- bearing spines.
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Origin of spinescent
OTHER WORDS FROM spinescentspi·nes·cence, noun
Words nearby spinescent
Example sentences from the Web for spinescent
The capillitium is remarkably spinescent, the branching of the threads, rare.
Resembles the first species somewhat in habit, size, and the spinescent capillitium, but the resemblance is superficial only.
Leaves alternate, deciduous, abruptly once-pinnate; leaflets mucronate; stipules usually spinescent.Trees of the Northern United States|Austin C. Apgar
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|Asa Gray