Definitions

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

  • adjective Borne in or forming a spike.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In botany, having the form of a spike; arranged or disposed in spikes.
  • In ornithology, spurred; calcarate; spiciferous.

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

  • adjective (Bot.) Having the form of a spike, or ear; arranged in a spike or spikes.

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

  • adjective botany Having the form of a spike, or ear; arranged in a spike or spikes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having or relating to spikes

Etymologies

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

[Latin spīcātus, from spīca, ear of grain.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin spicatus, past participle of spicare ("to furnish with spikes, or ears").

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