American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Bearing or covered with spines or bristles; prickly.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Spiny, like a hedgehog; bristling with sharp points; bristly. An echinate surface is one thickly covered with sharp elevations like spines bristling, and is to be distinguished from a muricate surface, in which the elevations are scattered, lower, and not so acute.
- To project at an acute angle to the axis of (a fiber), giving it a feathery or plumed appearance: said of the spicules in the axinellid type of sponge skeleton.
- To project at an acute angle to the axis of a fiber: said of the spicules in a sponge skeleton.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Set with prickles; prickly, like a hedgehog; bristled.
- Latin echinatus. (Wiktionary)
“Spikelets fascicled unilaterally on a broad rachis, 4-glumed, glumes not echinate 13.”
“Spikelets binate and all round the rachis, 3-glumed, glumes echinate 14.”
“The _spikelets_ are arranged in groups of two, facing each other and appearing like a single spikelet with two equal echinate glumes, sessile, or obscurely pedicelled on very short, tumid, pubescent branches.”
“Filiform; b, beaded; c, echinate; d, villous; e, arborescent.] (B) _Line of Puncture.”
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