épineux

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French espineus, espinus, from Latin spīnōsus. Equivalent to épine +‎ -eux.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

épineux (feminine singular épineuse, masculine plural épineux, feminine plural épineuses)

  1. spikey; spiny
  2. (figuratively) spikey; abrasive, nettlesome
  3. (figuratively, of a person) deliberately difficult or awkward
  4. spinous, spinal

See alsoEdit

NounEdit

épineux m (plural épineux)

  1. thornbush

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