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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 spiny /ˈspaɪni/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spin·y a.
 1. Full of spines; thorny; as, a spiny tree.
 2. Like a spine in shape; slender. Spiny grasshoppers sit chirping.”
 3. Fig.: Abounding with difficulties or annoyances.
    The spiny deserts of scholastic philosophy.   --Bp. Warburton.
 Spiny lobster. Zool. Same as Rock lobster, under Rock. See also Lobster.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spin·y, n. See Spinny.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines
            or thorns or setae etc.; "a horse with a short bristly
            mane"; "bristly shrubs"; "burred fruits"; "setaceous
            whiskers" [syn: barbed, barbellate, briary, briery,
             bristled, bristly, burred, burry, prickly, setose,
             setaceous, thorny]
      [also: spiniest, spinier]