adjective echi·nate \-nə̇t, -ˌnāt\
variants: less commonly



Definition of echinate

  1. :  densely covered with stiff bristles or spines :  prickly like a hedgehog — compare echinulate, muricate

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Origin and Etymology of echinate

echinate from Latin echinatus, from echin- + -atus -ate; echinated from Latin echinatus + English -ed

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capable of being understood in two ways

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