[ kap-uh-ley-tuhs ]

  1. (of a cumulonimbus cloud) having a cirriform upper portion that resembles an anvil or a disorderly mass of hair.

Origin of capillatus

<Latin capillātus having hair; see capillary, -ate1

Words Nearby capillatus Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use capillatus in a sentence

  • Hence crinitus means nothing more than covered with hair; capillatus is used in opp.

  • There is a species of small crustacean (Podocerus capillatus) described by Mr. Bates, which builds a nest to contain its eggs.

    Animal Intelligence | George J. Romanes