From Latin spicifer (“bearing spikes or ears”), from 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.