spikelike
adjective see spike I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • spikelike — adjective Resembling a spike or some aspect of one. Syn: spiky …   Wiktionary

  • spikelike — adjective resembling a spike • Similar to: ↑pointed * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: spike (I) & spike (III) + like : resembling a spike …   Useful english dictionary

  • inlet strut assembly — Spikelike stationary airfoils that are a part of the inlet case. They are used to support the front bearing housing and provide a passageway for oil and air line routing from outside the engine to the inside. Air intake with variable nose cone.… …   Aviation dictionary

  • myxovirus — /mik seuh vuy reuhs, mik seuh vuy /, n., pl. myxoviruses. any of a group of medium sized, RNA containing viruses having a helical envelope, infectious to humans and other animals and a cause of influenza. Cf. paramyxovirus. [1950 55; < NL; see… …   Universalium

  • oribi — /awr euh bee, or /, n., pl. oribis. a small tan colored antelope, Ourebia ourebi, of south and east Africa, with spikelike horns. [1785 95; < Afrik < Khoikhoi, perh. to be identified with Nama !gore b] * * * ▪ mammal  small, swift African… …   Universalium

  • American germander — noun subshrub with serrate leaves and cream colored to pink or purple flowers in spikelike racemes; North America • Syn: ↑wood sage, ↑Teucrium canadense • Hypernyms: ↑germander * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized A : an herb ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Andropogon — noun tall annual or perennial grasses with spikelike racemes; warm regions • Syn: ↑genus Andropogon • Hypernyms: ↑monocot genus, ↑liliopsid genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Gramineae, ↑family Gramin …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anthoxanthum odoratum — Vernal Ver nal, a. [L. vernalis, fr. vernus vernal, ver spring; akin to Gr. ?, Skr. vasanta, Icel. v[=a]r, and E. Easter, east.] 1. Of or pertaining to the spring; appearing in the spring; as, vernal bloom. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: Belonging to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pudu — Pu du, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A very small deer ({Pudua humilis}), native of the Chilian Andes. It has simple spikelike antlers, only two or three inches long. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pudua humilis — Pudu Pu du, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A very small deer ({Pudua humilis}), native of the Chilian Andes. It has simple spikelike antlers, only two or three inches long. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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