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spin·y

 (spī′nē)
adj. spin·i·er, spin·i·est
1. Bearing or covered with spines, thorns, or similar stiff projections.
2. Shaped like a spine.

spin′i·ness n.

spiny

(ˈspaɪnɪ)
adj, spinier or spiniest
1. (Zoology) (of animals) having or covered with quills or spines
2. (Botany) (of plants) covered with spines; thorny
3. troublesome to handle; puzzling
4. shaped like a spine
ˈspininess n

spin•y

(ˈspaɪ ni)

adj. spin•i•er, spin•i•est.
1. abounding in or having spines; thorny, as a plant.
2. covered with or having sharp-pointed processes, as an animal.
3. resembling a spine; spinelike.
4. difficult to handle; thorny: a spiny problem.
[1580–90]
spin′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.spiny - having spines; "the dorsal fin is spinous"
2.spiny - having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.spiny - having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.; "a horse with a short bristly mane"; "bristly shrubs"; "burred fruits"; "setaceous whiskers"
armed - (used of plants and animals) furnished with bristles and thorns

spiny

adjective prickly, barbed, thorny, bristly, brambly, briery low spiny bushes of sage

spiny

adjective
1. Full of sharp needlelike protuberances:
2. So replete with interlocking points and complications as to be painfully irritating:
Translations
شائِك، مُغَطّى بالشَّوْك
ostnatý
broddóttur, òyrnóttur
dikenliiğneli

spiny

[ˈspaɪnɪ] ADJ (spinier (compar) (spiniest (superl)))
1. [rose] → espinoso; [animal] → con púas
2. [problem] → espinoso

spiny

[ˈspaɪni] adj [plant, animal] → couvert(e) d'épines

spiny

adj (+er)stach(e)lig; plant alsodornig; spiny lobster (Zool) → Languste f, → Stachelhummer m

spiny

[ˈspaɪnɪ] adjcoperto/a di spine

spine

(spain) noun
1. the line of linked bones running down the back of humans and many animals; the backbone. She damaged her spine when she fell.
2. something like a backbone in shape or function. the spine of a book.
3. a thin, stiff, pointed part growing on an animal or a plant.
ˈspinal adjective
of or concerned with the backbone. a spinal injury.
ˈspineless adjective
1. of an animal, having no spine; invertebrate.
2. of a person, having a weak character; easily dominated.
ˈspiny adjective
full of, or covered with, spines. a spiny cactus.
spinal cord
a cord of nerve cells running up through the backbone.