spi·​nose ˈspī-ˌnōs How to pronounce spinose (audio)
: spiny sense 2
a fly with black spinose legs
spinosity noun

Word History

First Known Use

1661, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spinose was in 1661

Dictionary Entries Near spinose

Cite this Entry

“Spinose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spinose. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!