acanthous
acanthoid acanthoid acanthous acanthousadj. 1. 1 shaped like a spine or thorn

Syn: spinous [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • acanthous — /euh kan theuhs/, adj. spinous. [ACANTH + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • acanthous — acan·thous …   English syllables

  • acanthous — adjective shaped like a spine or thorn • Syn: ↑acanthoid, ↑spinous • Similar to: ↑pointed • Derivationally related forms: ↑spine (for: ↑spinous), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • acanthoid — adjective shaped like a spine or thorn • Syn: ↑acanthous, ↑spinous • Similar to: ↑pointed • Derivationally related forms: ↑spine (for: ↑spinous), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • spinous — adjective 1. having spines the dorsal fin is spinous • Syn: ↑spiny • Ant: ↑spineless 2. shaped like a spine or thorn • Syn: ↑acanthoid, ↑acanthous …   Useful english dictionary

  • acanthoid — acanthous acanthousadj. 1. 1 shaped like a spine or thorn Syn: spinous [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anacanthous — /an euh kan theuhs/, adj. Bot. having no spines or thorns. [ < Gk anákanthos thornless. See AN 1, ACANTHOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • acute — Synonyms and related words: Machiavellian, Machiavellic, absorbing, acanthoid, acanthous, accurate, acicular, acrid, active, acuate, aculeate, aculeiform, acuminate, afflictive, aggravated, aggressive, agonizing, alert, animated, apperceptive,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • barbed — Synonyms and related words: acanthoid, acanthous, acicular, acuate, aculeate, aculeiform, acuminate, acute, cornuted, cusped, cuspidate, hispid, horned, horny, mucronate, needle pointed, needle sharp, pointed, pronged, sharp pointed, spiculate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • horned — Synonyms and related words: Cynthian, S shaped, acanthoid, acanthous, acicular, acuate, aculeate, aculeiform, acuminate, acute, barbed, bicorn, corniform, cornuted, crescent, crescent shaped, crescentic, crescentiform, crescentlike, cusped,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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