Definitions for: Spinifex

Webster (1913) Definition: Spin"i*fex, n. [NL.; L. spina spine + facere to
1. (Bot.) A genus of chiefly Australian grasses, the seeds of
which bear an elastic spine. S. hirsutus (black grass)
and S. longifolius are useful as sand binders. {S.
paradoxus}is a valuable perennial fodder plant. Also, a
plant of this genus.

2. Any of several Australian grasses of the genus
Tricuspis, which often form dense, almost impassable
growth, their leaves being stiff and sharp-pointed.

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