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strigose

[strahy-gohs]
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  1. Botany. set with stiff bristles of hairs; hispid.
  2. Zoology. marked with fine, closely set ridges, grooves, or points.

Origin of strigose

1785–95; < Latin strig(a) furrow, row of bristles (akin to stria stria) + -ose1
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strigose

adjective
  1. botany bearing stiff hairs or bristlesstrigose leaves
  2. zoology marked with fine closely set grooves or ridges

Word Origin

C18: via New Latin strigōsus, from striga a bristle, from Latin: grain cut down
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