What does the word spiny mean?

    Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Having spines; thorny. spinose; spinous.

Usage examples for spiny

  1. But he had been in captivity for so long that he was very friendly, though he had sharp claws and a spiny back and head. – Free from School by Rahul Alvares
  2. The trail passed through cactuses, and spiny shrubs and trees, which tore our clothes more than all we had endured during weeks of travel. – In Indian Mexico (1908) by Frederick Starr
  3. The skeleton- spicules are spiny and rather stout, the species being strongly developed at the two ends. – Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa by Nelson Annandale