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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Covered with many short spines.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. covered with short rough points or studs
  • adj. covered with crystals

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Formed with sharp points; full of sharp points or of pickles; covered, or roughened, as a surface, with sharp points or excrescences.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Formed with sharp points; full of sharp spines or prickles.

Etymologies

Latin mūricātus, shaped like a murex, pointed, from mūrex, murex.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin muricatus, from murex a pointed rock or stone. (Wiktionary)

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