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spinifex

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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 of spinifex

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


First Known Use: 1846


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