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

  • adjective Bearing spines.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Full of spines; spinous; spinigerous or spiniferous; armed with spines or thorns; of a spiny character: as, a spinose leaf; a spinose stem.

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

  • adjective Full of spines; armed with thorns; thorny.

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

  • adjective Having spines

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

  • adjective having spines

Etymologies

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

[Latin spīnōsus, from spīna, thorn.]

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spine +‎ -ose, Latin spinōsus.

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