Setaceous Se*ta"ceous (s[-e]*t[=a]"sh[u^]s), a. [L. seta a bristle: cf. F. s['e]tac['e].] 1. Set with, or consisting of, bristles; bristly; as, a stiff, setaceous tail. [1913 Webster]

2. Bristelike in form or texture; as, a setaceous feather; a setaceous leaf. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • setaceous — setaceously, adv. /si tay sheuhs/, adj. 1. bristlelike; bristle shaped. 2. having bristles. [1655 65; < NL setaceus. See SETA, ACEOUS] * * * …   Universalium

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