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aculeous

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin aculeus.

AdjectiveEdit

aculeous (comparative more aculeous, superlative most aculeous)

  1. (obsolete, rare) Pertaining to a needle.
    • 1658, Sir Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007, p. 180)
      And such an order is observed in the aculeous prickly plantation, upon the heads of several common thistles.