Definition of spinifex in English:

spinifex

Line breaks: spini|fex
Pronunciation: /ˈspɪnɪfɛks/

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noun

  • A grass with coarse spiny leaves and spiny flower heads which break off and are blown about like tumbleweed, occurring from East Asia to Australia.
    • Genus Spinifex, family Gramineae

Origin

early 19th century: modern Latin, from Latin spina 'thorn' + -fex from facere 'make'.

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