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spinifex

  

      n  
1    any Australian grass of the genus Spinifex, having pointed leaves and spiny seed heads: often planted to bind loose sand  
2      (Also called)    porcupine grass     (Austral)   any of various coarse spiny-leaved inland grasses of the genus Triodia  
     (C19: from New Latin, from Latin spina a thorn + -fex maker, from facere to make)  
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spine, spiniferous, spin, spinel

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