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

  • adj. Borne in or forming a spike.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having the form of a spike, or ear; arranged in a spike or spikes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the form of a spike, or ear; arranged in a spike or spikes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, having the form of a spike; arranged or disposed in spikes.
  • In ornithology, spurred; calcarate; spiciferous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having or relating to spikes

Etymologies

Latin spīcātus, from spīca, ear of grain.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin spicatus, past participle of spicare ("to furnish with spikes, or ears"). (Wiktionary)

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