spinescent

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

Definition of spinescent

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

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History and Etymology for spinescent

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

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“Spinescent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spinescent. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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