spinescent definition by Webster's New World
- spiny; having spines
- becoming spiny or spinelike
Origin: Late Latin spinescens, present participle of spinescere, to grow spiny ; from Classical Latin spina, spine
spinescent definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Having a spine or spines.
- Terminating in a spine.
Origin: Late Latin spīnēscēns, spīnēscent-, present participle of spīnēscere, to become thorny, from Latin spīna, thorn.
- spi·nesˈcence noun