Spiciferous Spi*cif"er*ous, a. [L. spicifer bearing spikes, or ears; spica ear + ferre to bear.] Bearing ears, or spikes; spicate. [Obs.] --Bailey. [1913 Webster]

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  • spiciferous — a. Spicated, eared, spicose, spicous …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • spicate —   a. having, like or in a spike.    ♦ spical,    ♦ spicant,    ♦ spiciferous,    ♦ spiciform,    ♦ spicigerous,    ♦ spicose,    ♦ spicous, a. having spikes.    ♦ spicula,    ♦ spicule, n. small spike; small spiky body in sponges and similar… …   Dictionary of difficult words

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