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spinose

[ spahy-nohs, spahy-nohs ]
/ ˈspaɪ noʊs, spaɪˈnoʊs /
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adjective

full of spines; spiniferous; spinous.

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Origin of spinose

From the Latin word spīnōsus, dating back to 1650–60. See spine, -ose1

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British Dictionary definitions for spinose

spinose
/ (ˈspaɪnəʊs, spaɪˈnəʊs) /

adjective

(esp of plants) bearing many spines

Derived forms of spinose

spinosely, adverbspinosity (spaɪˈnɒsɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for spinose

C17: from Latin spīnōsus prickly, from spīna a thorn
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