from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Bearing spines; spiny: a spinose plant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having spines
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Full of spines; armed with thorns; thorny.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Full of spines; spinous; spinigerous or spiniferous; armed with spines or thorns; of a spiny character: as, a spinose leaf; a spinose stem.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having spines
Latin spīnōsus, from spīna, thorn.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
spine + -ose, Latin spinōsus. (Wiktionary)