Definition of spiny
OTHER WORDS FROM spinyspin·i·ness, nounnon·spin·y, adjective
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How to use spiny in a sentence
He tried kicking his foot out to dislodge the spiny hitchhiker.
Depending on the lighting, you might not recognize that it’s a spiny as it is until you feel it.
While it’s one of the continent’s largest rodents— measuring up to three feet in length—this spiny friend is nothing to be afraid of.How to not get pricked by a North American porcupine|Natalie Wallington|September 17, 2021|Popular-Science
Meanwhile, its spiny claws combed through the sediment and drew prey towards its mouth.This ancient ‘mothership’ used probing ‘fingers’ to scrape the ocean floor for prey|Kate Baggaley|September 9, 2021|Popular-Science
The spiny water flea is being studied and monitored in Ontario’s Quetico Provincial Park and Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.A spiky flea could ruin Midwestern ecosystems and kill native fish|By Abi Cole/Outdoor Life|February 17, 2021|Popular-Science
When Spiny Norman, the giant hedgehog, goes looking for the Dimsdale brothers in Monty Python.
The rules were fairly lax, and we watched Spiny Norman shouting “Dimsdale!”
Here and there a cactus plant thrust spiny arms into the air.The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch|Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
Acanthopterygian, ak-an-thop-tėr-ij′i-an, adj. having spiny fins.
A veritable hail of thunderbolts now crashed down upon the creature's spiny back.The Myths of the North American Indians|Lewis Spence
The erect flower-stem terminates in a large round head of numerous imbricated oval spiny scales which surround the flowers.
Astragalus, a genus of papilionaceous plants, herbaceous or shrubby, and often spiny.