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spiderwort any of various fleshy herbs that have grasslike leaves and bear showy three-petaled blue, purple, or pink flowers.
spidery like a spider, esp. in having long thin legs. [2 definitions]
spiel (informal) a usu. rehearsed talk or speech that is used to sell, persuade, or amuse.
spigot a device used to regulate the flow of liquid from a pipe or other opening; tap; faucet. [2 definitions]
spike1 an object similar in appearance and function to a nail, but longer and thicker, used to fasten or secure heavy timbers, railroad tracks, or the like. [9 definitions]
spike2 an ear of grain such as wheat. [2 definitions]
spike lavender an aromatic plant of southern Europe that bears pale purple flowers and yields an oil used in painting.
spikelet a small spike, esp. a secondary, flower-bearing spike in grasses.
spikenard an aromatic plant, native to East India, that bears purplish flowers. [3 definitions]
spiky resembling a spike or spikes; long and sharp-pointed. [2 definitions]
spile a wooden peg or plug, esp. one used as a spigot in a barrel. [4 definitions]
spill1 to cause or allow (a liquid or small particles or objects) to flow or fall from a container, esp. unintentionally. [10 definitions]
spill2 a thin piece of wood or twist of paper used to light a flame. [2 definitions]
spill-proof designed to prevent spilling, as a cup or jug.
spill the beans to inadvertently or purposely disclose a secret.
spillway a channel through which overflow can escape, as of water from a reservoir.
spin to draw out, twist, and wind (fibers), or to make (thread or yarn) by this process. [15 definitions]
spina bifida a congenital defect in which part of the spinal cord protrudes from the spinal column, often resulting in severe neurological disorders.
spinach a leafy green plant widely cultivated as a vegetable.
spinal of, pertaining to, affecting, or near the spine or spinal cord. [3 definitions]
spinal anesthesia partial or complete anesthesia produced by injecting an anesthetic directly into the spinal cord.