adjective spi·nes·cent \(ˈ)spī¦nesənt\

Definition of spinescent

  1. :  becoming spiny :  tapering to a sharp rigid point :  tending toward spininess :  spinose, spinulose

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Origin and Etymology of spinescent

New Latin spinescent-, spinescens, from Late Latin, present participle of spinescere to be thorny, inchoative from Latin spina thorn

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to cast off or become cast off

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