/ (spaɪˈnɪfərəs) /
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(esp of plants) bearing spines or thorns
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Word Origin for spiniferous
C17: from Late Latin spīnifer having spines, from Latin spīna a thorn, spine + ferre to bear
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Example sentences from the Web for spiniferous
Note the spiniferous plate on the median line, and the large opening in the anterior portion of it.The Appendages, Anatomy, and Relationships of Trilobites|Percy Edward Raymond