- Botany. set with stiff bristles of hairs; hispid.
- Zoology. marked with fine, closely set ridges, grooves, or points.
Origin of strigose
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Differs from C. bulbillosus in squamulose pileus and strigose bulb.
Strigillose, Strigose, beset with stout and appressed, stiff or rigid bristles.The Elements of Botany
The stem is slender, and the rim of the cup is beset with long, strigose hairs.Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc.
George Francis Atkinson
M. gypsea differs in decurrent tooth of gills, and strigose base of stem.
Differs from N. hirtipes in larger size, fibrillose stem, downy, not strigose at base.
- botany bearing stiff hairs or bristlesstrigose leaves
- zoology marked with fine closely set grooves or ridges
C18: via New Latin strigōsus, from striga a bristle, from Latin: grain cut down
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