Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

spinifex

play
noun spi·ni·fex \ˈspī-nə-ˌfeks\

Definition of spinifex

  1. :  any of several Australian grasses (genera Spinifex and Triodia) with spiny seeds or stiff sharp leaves



Origin and Etymology of spinifex

New Latin, from Latin spina + facere to make — more at do


First Known Use: 1846


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up spinifex? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).