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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Having or covered with protective barbs or quills or thorns or setae etc.

Usage examples (29)
  • Properly called the spiny dogfish or spurdog (Squalus acanthias), the chippy's favoured shark is more usually labelled as rock salmon.
  • A kind of spiny anteater not rare in places like Madagascar.
  • I believe it is now thought that the spider of the Scriptures was a kind of spiny lizard called the Gecko.
  • A. patulus Bertol.) has a prominent terminal spike, a more "spiny" look and often has a prostrate habit. for more
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