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spinose

spi·nose

spinose

pronunciation:
spaI nos
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part of speech: adjective
definition: bearing or covered with spines; spiny.
derivations: spinosely (adv.), spinosity (n.)
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The word spinose contains the following part:
-ose1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means having many or much of; tending toward
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Adjectives ending in -ose1 were borrowed as whole words from Latin, where the suffix was -osus. The suffix -ose1 is therefore always attached to a bound Latin root. Most adjectives ending in -ose1 have a corresponding noun form ending in -ity (verbose : verbosity). See -osity.