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- n. The quality or state of being spinose.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being spiny or thorny; spininess.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being spinous or spinose; rough, spinous, or thorny character or quality; thorniness: literally or figuratively.
- n. A thorny part or thing; something thorny or crabbed.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Both these species come close to Barbus, showing that the spinosity of the dorsal fin is a more valuable character than that of the form of the mouth.