- becoming spinelike.
- ending in a spine.
- bearing spines.
Origin of spinescent
Examples from the Web for 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
In the Pear and Sloe all gradations occur between spines and spine-like (spinescent) branches.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
Characters of Dipsacus, but the green leaves of the involucre and involucels not rigid nor spinescent.