Strigose
Strigose Stri*gose", a. [Cf. F. strigueux. See {Strigil}.] (Bot.) Set with stiff, straight bristles; hispid; as, a strigose leaf. [1913 Webster]

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  • strigose — [strī′gōs΄, stri gōs′] adj. [ModL strigosus < striga, stiff bristle < L, furrow: for IE base see STRIKE] 1. Bot. having stiff hairs or bristles, as some leaves 2. Zool. having fine, close set grooves or streaks …   English World dictionary

  • strigose — adjective Etymology: New Latin strigosus, from striga row of bristles, from Latin, furrow Date: 1793 having appressed bristles or scales < a strigose leaf > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • strigose — adj. [L. striga, furrow] Covered with strigae; marked with fine, closely set grooves …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • strigose — /struy gohs/, adj. 1. Bot. set with stiff bristles of hairs; hispid. 2. Zool. marked with fine, closely set ridges, grooves, or points. [1785 95; < L strig(a) furrow, row of bristles (akin to stria STRIA) + OSE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • strigose — adjective a) Having fine grooves, ridges, or streaks b) Having stiff hairs, pressed together …   Wiktionary

  • strigose — Synonyms and related words: banded, barbellate, barred, brinded, brindle, brindled, bristled, bristling, bristly, glochidiate, hairy, hirsute, hispid, listed, marbled, marbleized, setaceous, setose, setous, streaked, streaky, striatal, striate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • strigose — [ strʌɪgəʊs] adjective 1》 Botany covered with short stiff adpressed hairs. 2》 Entomology finely grooved or furrowed. Origin C18: from L. striga swathe, furrow + ose1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • strigose — stri·gose …   English syllables

  • strigose — stri•gose [[t]ˈstraɪ goʊs[/t]] adj. 1) bot Bot. set with stiff bristles or hairs 2) zool. Zool. marked with fine, closely set ridges, grooves, or points • Etymology: 1785–95; < L strig(a) furrow, row of bristles + ose I …   From formal English to slang

  • strigose — /ˈstraɪgoʊs/ (say struygohs) adjective 1. Botany set with stiff bristles or hairs; hispid. 2. Zoology marked with fine ridges or grooves. {New Latin strigōsus, from Latin striga row of bristles} …   Australian English dictionary

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