from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Bearing or covered with spines or bristles; prickly.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Spiny, like a hedgehog; bristling with sharp points; bristly.
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Set with prickles; prickly, like a hedgehog; bristled.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
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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.