[ strahy-gohs ]
/ ˈstraɪ goʊs /


Botany. set with stiff bristles of hairs; hispid.
Zoology. marked with fine, closely set ridges, grooves, or points.

Origin of strigose

1785–95; < Latin strig(a) furrow, row of bristles (akin to stria stria) + -ose1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for strigose


/ (ˈstraɪɡəʊs) /


botany bearing stiff hairs or bristlesstrigose leaves
zoology marked with fine closely set grooves or ridges

Word Origin for strigose

C18: via New Latin strigōsus, from striga a bristle, from Latin: grain cut down
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