Definition of Spininess

1. Noun. The quality of being covered with prickly thorns or spines.

Exact synonyms: Bristliness, Prickliness, Thorniness
Generic synonyms: Raggedness, Roughness
Derivative terms: Bristly, Prickly, Spiny, Thorny



Definition of Spininess

1. n. Quality of being spiny.

Definition of Spininess

1. Noun. The quality of being spiny. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spininess

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spininess

spinette
spinettes
spinfoam
spinfoams
sping
spings
spinier
spiniest
spinifex
spinifexes
spiniform
spinifugal
spinigerous
spinii-spirulate
spininess (current term)
spininesses
spinipetal
spink
spinks
spinless
spinlike
spinmaster
spinmasters
spinmeister
spinmeisters
spinnability
spinnable
spinnaker
spinnakers

Literary usage of Spininess

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1. Luther Burbank: His Methods and Discoveries and Their Practical Application by Luther Burbank, John Whitson, Robert John, Henry Smith Williams, Luther Burbank Society (1914)
"This suggests that some of the factors for spininess were being dropped out of the heredity of the selected plants. Obviously this seems to augur that ..."

2. Luther Burbank: His Methods and Discoveries and Their Practical Application by Luther Burbank, John Whitson, Robert John, Henry Smith Williams, Luther Burbank Society (1914)
"In the case of the cactus the factors for spininess doubtless number far more than ten; from which it follows that the probability that any given seedling ..."

3. How Plants are Trained to Work for Man by Luther Burbank (1921)
"As the experiment has gone forward, however, the condition of spininess has been more ... And this elimination of the hereditary factors for spininess is so ..."

4. The Popular Science Monthly (1884)
"... the same island still more closely approaches the hedgehog in the greater spininess of its body and in the possession of the power of rolling itself up. ..."

5. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"This group is well recognized by its excessive spininess; compact low bushes, flowering abundantly and early: flowers small, double. ..."

6. The Quarterly Review by John Gibson Lockhart, George Walter Prothero, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1902)
"One peculiarity of the abysmal fauna, which, to some extent, is a protection against the cavernous jaws mentioned above, is a certain ' spininess' which has ..."

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