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Meaning of SPINY

Pronunciation:  'spInee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns etc.; "a horse with a short bristly mane"; "bristly shrubs"; "burred fruits"
 

SPINY is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: armed, barbed, barbellate, briary, briery, bristled, bristly, burred, burry, prickly, thorny
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Spin"y\, a. [From {Spine}.]
    1. Full of spines; thorny; as, a spiny tree.
    
    2. Like a spine in shape; slender. ``Spiny grasshoppers sit
       chirping.'' --Chapman.
    
    3. Fig.: Abounding with difficulties or annoyances.
    
             The spiny deserts of scholastic philosophy. --Bp.
                                                   Warburton.
    
    {Spiny lobster}. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Rock lobster}, under
       {Rock}. See also {Lobster}.
    
    
  2. \Spin"y\, n.
    See {Spinny}.
    
    
 

 

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