[pahy-lee-uh s, pil-ee-]
hairy or furry.
furry, shaggy, woolly, fuzzy, unshaven, hirsute, bearded, bristly, bushy, downy, fleecy, flocculent, fluffy, rough, tufted, bewhiskered, lanate, piliferous, pubescent, stubbly
- pileated woodpecker,
- pileolated warbler,
- pileous gland,
Origin of pileous
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of or relating to hair
Word Origin for pileous
C19: ultimately from Latin pilus a hair
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