Echinated
Echinate Ech"i*nate, Echinated Ech"i*na`ted, a. [L. echinatus. See {Echinus}.] Set with prickles; prickly, like a hedgehog; bristled; as, an echinated pericarp.

Syn: echinulate. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • echinated — adj. bristly, prickly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • echinated — a. See echinate …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • echinated — echi·nat·ed …   English syllables

  • echinated — adjective see echinate …   Useful english dictionary

  • Echinate — Ech i*nate, Echinated Ech i*na ted, a. [L. echinatus. See {Echinus}.] Set with prickles; prickly, like a hedgehog; bristled; as, an echinated pericarp. Syn: echinulate. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • echinate — /i kuy nayt, nit, ek euh nayt , nit/, adj. bristly; prickly. Also, echinated. [1660 70; < L echinatus. See ECHINUS, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • echinate — a.; (also echinated) Prickly, bristled …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • echinate — /ˈɛkəneɪt/ (say ekuhnayt) adjective spiny; bristly. Also, echinated. {Latin echinātus, from echīnus hedgehog + ate1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • prickly — [adj1] thorny or difficult annoying, barbed, bothersome, brambly, briery, bristly, complicated, echinated, intricate, involved, knotty, nettlesome, pointed, sharp, spiny, stimulating, ticklish, tricky, troublesome, trying; concepts 485,565 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • -ed — [ed, id, əd, ] as a separate syllable, esp. [; d ] after a voiced sound in the same syllable [; t ] after a voiceless sound in the same syllable suffix 1. [as ending of past tense < ME < OE ede, ode, ade, de; as ending of past participles… …   English World dictionary

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