spearlet

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Etymology[edit]

spear +‎ -let

Noun[edit]

spearlet ‎(plural spearlets)

  1. A small spear.
    • 2008 May 13, Natalie Angier, “A Gene Map for the Cute Side of the Family”, in New York Times[1]:
      While the poisonous spearlets are now directed largely against rival males, the trait could well have served among ancestral monotremes as the equivalent of a bee’s sting, to ward off the Bigfeet that ever threatened to crush them.

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