• Spike Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) Anything resembling such a nail in shape.
  2. (v. t.) To fix on a spike.
  3. (n.) A sort of very large nail; also, a piece of pointed iron set with points upward or outward.
  4. (v. t.) To stop the vent of (a gun or cannon) by driving a spike nail, or the like into it.
  5. (n.) Spike lavender. See Lavender.
  6. (v. t.) To set or furnish with spikes.
  7. (n.) A kind of flower cluster in which sessile flowers are arranged on an unbranched elongated axis.
  8. (n.) An ear of corn or grain.
  9. (v. t.) To fasten with spikes, or long, large nails; as, to spike down planks.

Capitulum, Ear, Empale, Fortify, Impale, Lace, Transfix,

• Spikebill Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The marbled godwit (Limosa fedoa).
  2. (n.) The hooded merganser.

• Spikenard Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) An aromatic plant. In the United States it is the Aralia racemosa, often called spignet, and used as a medicine. The spikenard of the ancients is the Nardostachys Jatamansi, a native of the Himalayan region. From its blackish roots a perfume for the hair is still prepared in India.
  2. (n.) A fragrant essential oil, as that from the Nardostachys Jatamansi.