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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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spiny

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

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

spiny

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

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

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

[ˈspaɪnɪ] adjcoperto/a di spine
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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.
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