Definition of spiny:
dodgy, waspish, hairy, acanthous, frothy, gilded, acanthoid, touchy, setaceous, furry, bristled, gilt, difficult, ticklish, problematic, armed, pricky, briary, tricksy, bristly, briery, barbellate, pungent, echinate, sticky, gold-plated, easy, armor-plated, gift-wrapped, cobbled, sensitive, catchy, nasty, nettlesome, pain, thorny, barbed, prickly, knotty, delicate, nipping, mordacious, biting, burry, burred, foamy, tough, setose, splenetic, grass.
The learned Rumphius describes them, under the name of Palmijunci, as inhabitants of dense forests into which the rays of the sun scarce can penetrate, where they form spiny bushes, obstructing the passage through the jungle.- "Walking-Stick Papers", Robert Cortes Holliday.
- "The Insect Folk", Margaret Warner Morley.
- "Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa", Nelson Annandale.