from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Bearing or covered with spines, thorns, or similar stiff projections.
- adj. Shaped like a spine.
- adj. Difficult; troublesome.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. covered in spines or thorns
- adj. troublesome; difficult or vexing
- n. Archaic form of spinny.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Full of spines; thorny.
- adj. Like a spine in shape; slender.
- adj. Fig.: Abounding with difficulties or annoyances.
- n. See spinny.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having thorns or spines; full of spines; thorny; prickly.
- Figuratively, thorny; perplexed; difficult; troublesome.
- Thin; slim; slender.
- One of the South American species of Echimys and Loncheres or Nelomys. See cut under Echimys.
- One of several pouched rats of the genus Heteromys.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
- adj. having spines
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