hispid

[ his-pid ]
/ ˈhɪs pɪd /

adjective Botany, Zoology.

rough with stiff hairs, bristles, or minute spines.

Origin of hispid

1640–50; < Latin hispidus rough, shaggy; akin to hirsute
Related formshis·pid·i·ty, noun
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hispid

/ (ˈhɪspɪd) /

adjective

biology covered with stiff hairs or bristles
Derived Formshispidity, noun

Word Origin for hispid

C17: from Latin hispidus bristly
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