Definition of long-spined in English:

long-spined

adjective

  • Of an animal or plant: having long spines. Frequently in the names of animals, especially fish.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in John Hill (bap. 1714, d. 1775), physician and actor. From long + spined.

Pronunciation

long-spined

/ˌlɒŋˈspʌɪnd/