adjective, spin·i·er, spin·i·est.
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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.