strigose

[strahy-gohs]

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. stridulously,
  2. strife,
  3. strigiform,
  4. strigil,
  5. strigilate,
  6. strijdom,
  7. strikable,
  8. strike,
  9. strike a balance,
  10. strike a bargain

Origin of strigose

1785–95; < Latin strig(a) furrow, row of bristles (akin to stria stria) + -ose1

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British Dictionary definitions for strigose

strigose

adjective

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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