Spi*nes"cent (?), a.[L. spinescens, -entis, p. pr. of spinescere to know to grow thorny, fr. spina a thorn: cf. F. spinescent.] Bot.
Becoming hard and thorny; tapering gradually to a rigid, leafless point; armed with spines.
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