Latin spicifer bearing spikes or ears; spica ear + ferre to bear.
spiciferous (not comparable)
- (obsolete) Bearing ears or spikes; spicate.
1904, John Bell Hatcher, Reports of the Princeton University Expeditions to Patagonia:
- Stem rigid, emitting near the floral leaves a spiciferous branch with coriaceous leaves. Internodes equal in length, 4-5 cm.