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  1. villous.
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Origin of villose

First recorded in 1720–30, villose is from the Latin word villōsus shaggy. See villus, -ose1
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Historical Examples of villose

  • The maxill are villose: their edge exhibits a trace of being notched under the two great upper spines.

    A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 2 of 2)

    Charles Darwin

  • The substance is unusually thick in the spinose caterpillars of butterflies; and in the pupa of one, Uria Proteus, it is villose.

  • The leaves are inversely ovate, lanceolate, villose, and slightly toothed.