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small perch of India whose gills are modified to allow it to breathe air; has spiny pectoral fins that enable it to travel on land A. testudineus , Anabas testudineus , climbing perch
pyramidal fir of southwestern California having spiny pointed leaves and cone scales with long spines Abies bracteata , Abies venusta , bristlecone fir , Santa Lucia fir
any of various spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia acacia
East Indian spiny tree having twice-pinnate leaves and yellow flowers followed by flat pods; source of black catechu Acacia catechu , catechu , Jerusalem thorn
phylum or class of elongated wormlike parasites that live in the intestines of vertebrates: spiny-headed worms Acanthocephala , phylum Acanthocephala
any plant of the genus Acanthus having large spiny leaves and spikes or white or purplish flowers; native to Mediterranean region but widely cultivated acanthus
tropical American feather palm having a swollen spiny trunk and edible nuts Acrocomia aculeata , gri-gri , grugru , grugru palm , macamba
small spiny outgrowth on the wings of certain insects aculea
very short-stemmed plant with thick leaves with soothing mucilaginous juice; leaves develop spiny margins with maturity; native to Mediterranean region; grown widely in tropics and as houseplants Aloe vera , burn plant
small freshwater spiny-finned fishes of Africa and southern Asia Anabantidae , family Anabantidae
frogfishes; tropical spiny-finned marine fishes having large nearly vertical mouths; related to toadfishes and anglers Antennariidae , family Antennariidae
small spiny-finned fishes of both salt and fresh water Atherinidae , family Atherinidae
spiny shrub with silvery-scurfy foliage of alkaline plains of southwestern United States and Mexico Atriplex lentiformis , quail brush , quail bush , white thistle
West Indian woody climber with spiny stems and numerous fragrant white flowers in panicles followed by small yellow to orange fruits Barbados-gooseberry vine , Barbados gooseberry , Pereskia aculeata
any cactus of the genus Echinocactus; strongly ribbed and very spiny; southwestern United States to Brazil barrel cactus , echinocactus
nontechnical name for any of numerous edible marine and freshwater spiny-finned fishes bass
order of spiny-finned fish in the superorder Acanthopterygii Berycomorphi , order Berycomorphi
any of several spiny shrubs of the genus Daviesia having yellow flowers and triangular seeds; Australia bitter pea
widespread European weed with spiny tongue-shaped leaves and yellow flowers; naturalized in United States bitterweed , bristly oxtongue , bugloss , oxtongue , Picris echioides
low hardy much-branched spiny shrub common in alkaline soils of western America black greasewood , greasewood , Sarcobatus vermiculatus
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