Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Covered with many short spines.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Formed with sharp points; full of sharp spines or prickles.

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

  • adjective Formed with sharp points; full of sharp points or of pickles; covered, or roughened, as a surface, with sharp points or excrescences.

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

  • adjective biology covered with short rough points or studs
  • adjective mycology covered with crystals

Etymologies

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

[Latin mūricātus, shaped like a murex, pointed, from mūrex, murex.]

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Latin muricatus, from murex a pointed rock or stone.

Examples

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  • "And I recalled the sluggish misgivings I'd felt when the man took the money out of my hand and held up a tethered bundle of muricated sprigs for me to somehow take hold of in return."

    Pond by Claire-Louise Bennett, p 159

    April 22, 2017