spiny

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Etymology[edit]

spine +‎ -y

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Adjective[edit]

spiny (comparative spinier, superlative spiniest)

  1. covered in spines or thorns
  2. troublesome; difficult or vexing
    • Bishop Warburton
      the spiny deserts of scholastic philosophy
  3. Like a spine in shape; slender.
    • Chapman
      Spiny grasshoppers sit chirping.

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Noun[edit]

spiny (plural spinies)

  1. Archaic form of spinny.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for spiny in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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