adjective Zoology, Botany.
Origin of glabrous
Examples from the Web for glabrous
Most grasses are glabrous, but there are a number in which hairs are nearly always a prominent feature.Grasses|H. Marshall Ward
The leaf-sheath is glabrous, slightly compressed, distinctly keeled, as broad or slightly broader than the blade at the mouth.A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses|Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
(1/2-2 inches) long, glabrous; corymbs glabrous, many-flowered; flowers appear in June, 8-12 mm.Trees of Indiana|Charles Clemon Deam
A large white-flowered caper (Capparis obovata, Royle) and a glabrous Zizyphus were the most remarkable new forms.Western Himalaya and Tibet|Thomas Thomson
By their elongate form and glabrous shiny skin they are very characteristic and easily recognized.Journal of Entomology and Zoology|Horace Gunthorp
British Dictionary definitions for glabrous
glabrate (ˈɡleɪbreɪt, -brɪt)
Word Origin for glabrous
Word Origin and History for glabrous
1630s, from Latin glaber "hairless, smooth, bald" (see glad).