Definition of Spikelike

1. Adjective. Resembling a spike.

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Definition of Spikelike

1. Adjective. Resembling a spike or some aspect of one. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spikelike

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spikelike

spike out
spike potential
spike rush
spike someone's guns
spike strip
spike strips
spike suppressor
spike train
spikebill
spiked
spiked loosestrife
spikefish
spikeless
spikelet
spikelets
spikelike (current term)
spikemoss
spikemosses
spikenard
spikenards
spikeproof
spiker
spikeries
spikers
spikery
spikes
spiketail
spiketails
spikey
spikier

Literary usage of Spikelike

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1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"... covered with short spikelike processes, dull purplish outside, the whole surface inside frosted white, dotted with crimson. p. ..."

2. A Flora of Western Middle California by Willis Linn Jepson (1911)
"Perennials; panicle contracted and spikelike, dense or slightly interrupted, silvery shining; ... Panicle more or less lax, not dense and spikelike. ..."

3. Flora australiensis: a description of the plants of the Australian territory. by George Bentham, Ferdinand von Mueller (1878)
"spikelike 2. P. fugax, Nees in Steud. Syn. Glum i. 184.—Apparently annual, panicle dense, 3 to 4 in. long, larger and more distinctly branched than in P. ..."

4. Weeds of the North Central States edited by Lloyd M. Wax, Richard S. Fawcett, Duane Isely (1999)
"Inflorescences various but not a diffuse panicle; sometimes a series of spikes or appearing almost spikelike (the branches ascending and pressed together), ..."

5. Manual of British Botany, Containing the Flowering Plants and Ferns by Charles Cardale Babington (1874)
"pan. spikelike, involucral bristles with forward teeth, lower pale smooth.—Panicum L., EB 875. P. 68.—London and Norwich. A. VII. ..."

6. Liberia by Harry Hamilton Johnston, Otto Stapf (1906)
"... very slender usually spikelike often panicled racemes of small pinkish or purplish papilionaceous flowers and 5— 6-articulate tomentose pods more or ..."

7. The American Botanist and Florist: Including Lessons in the Structure, Life by Alphonso Wood (1875)
"Spikelets oo-flowered, compressed, crowded in a spikelike panicle. Glumes unequal. ... 1—3', the highest exceeding the short, spikelike panicle (a); spkl. ..."

8. The Student's Flora of the British Islands by Joseph Dalton Hooker (1878)
"Panicle spikelike. Empty glumes broadly-winged. ... Spikelets in a spikelike panicle, 1-fld. with a large 2-fid awned glume on each side of the flowering ..."

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