Definition of spininess in US English:

spininess

noun

  • See spiny

    • ‘The leaf shape, color and spininess of English holly are all highly variable.’
    • ‘In general, the spininess of the clinkers is inversely proportional to both the thickness of the clinker layer and of the flow itself.’
    • ‘Leaf spininess is highly variable from clone to clone, from complete spininess to very few spines.’
    • ‘Evergreen leaves are simple, alternate, glossy, leather-like and vary in marginal spininess.’
    • ‘Ecotypes have also been shown to vary in spininess, flower colour, seed size and time of emergence.’

Pronunciation

spininess

/ˈspīnēnəs//ˈspaɪninəs/