Spinosity

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Spinosity The quality or state of being spiny or thorny; spininess.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n spinosity The state of being spinous or spinose; rough, spinous, or thorny character or quality; thorniness: literally or figuratively.
    • n spinosity A thorny part or thing; something thorny or crabbed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Spinosity thorniness
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. espine (Fr. épine)—L. spina, a thorn.

Usage

In literature:

Thorax: fulvo-hyaline, with a dark fuscous border at the apex; the knees, tibiae and tarsi reddish-yellow; the two latter spinose.
"Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3" by Various
Spinose -ous -ed: set with acute processes or spines.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Conelets mucronate or spinose.
"The Genus Pinus" by George Russell Shaw
For removing the spinose ear-tick, Stiles recommends pouring some bland oil into the ear.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
Leaves mostly rigid and more or less spinose.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
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In news:

In our first week at Le Spinose we finished the grape harvest and started making the wine which is loads of fun.
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