spinose

adjective
spi·​nose | \ ˈspī-ˌnōs How to pronounce spinose (audio) \

Definition of spinose

: spiny sense 2 a fly with black spinose legs

Other Words from spinose

spinosity \ spī-​ˈnä-​sə-​tē How to pronounce spinosity (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of spinose

1661, in the meaning defined above

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“Spinose.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spinose. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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