spinifex


spi·ni·fex

noun \ˈspī-nə-ˌfeks\

Definition of SPINIFEX

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

Origin of SPINIFEX

New Latin, from Latin spina + facere to make — more at do
First Known Use: 1846

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