adjective, spin·i·er, spin·i·est.
Origin of spiny
Examples from the Web for spiny
Contemporary Examples of spiny
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!”
Historical Examples of spiny
If the coating has spiny hairs, as in the Chestnut and Beechnut, the whole is a bur.Trees of the Northern United States
Austin C. Apgar
They were green and blue and red, and they had spiny rays like starfish on which they danced.The Trail of '98
Robert W. Service
Its spiny stems and leaves, which cut like razors, make it difficult to approach.The Western World
The compact soil was covered with wild and spiny vegetation.The Dead Command
Vicente Blasco Ibez
A dog snatched at a spiny lower leg and crunched and darted away.Nightmare Planet