Definition of spiny adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈspaɪni//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈspaɪni//
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(of animals or plants) having sharp points like needles spiny sea urchins spiny leaves see also spineExtra examples Beware spiny sea urchins on the sea bed. The spiny leaves may be light or dark green.
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