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spiniferous

spinigerous (spaɪˈnɪdʒərəs)

/ (spaɪˈnɪfərəs) /
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adjective

(esp of plants) bearing spines or thorns

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Word Origin for spiniferous

C17: from Late Latin spīnifer having spines, from Latin spīna a thorn, spine + ferre to bear
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