- bristlelike; bristle-shaped.
- having bristles.
Origin of setaceous
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Bisetose -ous: with two bristle-like or setaceous appendages.
Setaceous: bristle-shaped: slender, gradually tapering to a tip.
On dry hills a close tufted grass, with setaceous leaves, and in rich soils creeping and luxuriant with broad leaves.
The long-awned species of Festuca have compact stiff panicles and narrow or setaceous leaves (see p. 111).
The antenn are about an inch long, slender, setaceous, and gradually diminishing from the base to the extremities.
- Having or consisting of bristles; bristly.
- Resembling bristles or a bristle.
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