It is evergreen, the strong rounded shoots reaching a height of 12 feet or more, armed with strong, straight green prickles; the branches slender, and usually spineless.
It has long, spineless shoots clothed with glossy green leaves, blooming early in June; a mass of white flowers crowded in a pyramidal truss, with a powerful scent.
Arthropods are invertebrates belonging to the phylum Arthropoda, the jointed-leg, spineless creatures of the world.
"The spineless pretty boy who couldn't defend you against a paper plate?" he asked.