Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having small prickles; minutely prickly or spiny.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Bot. & Zoöl.) Set with small spines or prickles.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective biology Having small spines or similar projections

Etymologies

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From Latin echinulus ("little hedgehog")

Examples

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  • prickly

    May 12, 2008