adjective Botany, Zoology.
Origin of hispid
OTHER WORDS FROM hispidhis·pid·i·ty, noun
Words nearby hispid
Example sentences from the Web for hispid
They are all hispid plants, very disagreeable to handle, and are generally of rank growth.The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits|Mary Elizabeth Parsons
The leaf-sheaths are loose, hispid with tubercle-based hairs, or glabrous, with mouth contracted.A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses|Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
The variety F. heterophylla has narrower and longer "seeds," and a hispid rachilla.Grasses|H. Marshall Ward