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

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

striate, ridged, variegated, marked, striped, tore, grooved, whelked, barred, striated, strigose, streaky, brindled, linear, lineate, liny, pied

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Historical Examples of strigose

  • Differs from C. bulbillosus in squamulose pileus and strigose bulb.

    European Fungus Flora: Agaricaceae

    George Massee

  • Strigillose, Strigose, beset with stout and appressed, stiff or rigid bristles.

  • The stem is slender, and the rim of the cup is beset with long, strigose hairs.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for strigose


  1. botany bearing stiff hairs or bristlesstrigose leaves
  2. zoology marked with fine closely set grooves or ridges
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Word Origin for strigose

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