Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In botany, armed with prickles: said of some rigid prickly plants, as the pineapple.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to something bearing prickles or thistles; something prickly.

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Examples

  • Another peculiarity of these plants is that they are acanaceous; covered all over with sharp thorns and needles.

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