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adder's-tongue any of various ferns with a single sporeless leaflike frond and a slender spore-bearing spike or stalk that suggests a snake's tongue. [1/2 definitions]
ament1 a dense, drooping cluster of scalelike flowers growing around a spike, found on trees such as poplars, birches, and willows; catkin.
arum any of a family of plants, such as jack-in-the-pulpit, with arrow-shaped leaves and bearing a flower, at the tip of a long spike, that is enclosed by a hoodlike leaf. [1/2 definitions]
calla any of several subtropical plants, esp. the calla lily, which has a large, white petal-like part surrounding a yellow spike of tiny flowers. [1/2 definitions]
catkin a dense, drooping cluster of small flowers growing in rows on a spike, as on a willow tree.
cattail any of several tall, reedlike marsh plants with tiny brown flowers growing in dense rows on a cylindrical spike.
cowfish a small, brightly-colored fish covered with bony plates and having a spike over each eye, found in tropical waters. [1/2 definitions]
gad2 a pointed tool or spike used in mining ore or rock. [1/3 definitions]
green dragon a wildflower of eastern North America that bears tiny flowers at the base of a long thin spike surrounded by narrow leaves.
icicle a tapered spike of ice formed by the freezing of dripping water.
iris any of various related plants that have sword-shaped leaves and bear showy flowers on an upright spike, or the flower of this plant. [1/2 definitions]
jack-in-the-pulpit a North American wildflower having a single vertical spike with a green and purple sheath that forms a hood over its top.
piton a sharp-pointed metal spike designed to be hammered into rock or ice for giving support or for attaching a rope in mountain climbing.
shooting stick a portable device consisting of a seat mounted on one end of a canelike stick with a spike at the other end, used esp. by spectators at golf tournaments and the like.
spadix a thick, fleshy spike that carries very tiny flowers, usu. surrounded by a sheathlike spathe, as in the calla.
spathe a leaflike structure, often large and colorful, that surrounds or spreads out from the spadix or flower spike of certain plants.
spicate in the form of a spike. [1/3 definitions]
spike1 to fasten, secure, or furnish with a spike or spikes. [2/9 definitions]
spikelet a small spike, esp. a secondary, flower-bearing spike in grasses.
spiky resembling a spike or spikes; long and sharp-pointed. [1/2 definitions]
spur a device attached to a rider's boot heel that has a spike or toothed wheel and is used to urge the horse forward. [1/7 definitions]