lanuginous
adjective Etymology: Latin lanuginosus, from lanugin-, lanugo Date: 1575 covered with down or fine soft hair ; downy

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  • Lanuginous — Lanuginose La*nu gi*nose , Lanuginous La*nu gi*nous, a. [L. lanuginosus, fr. lanugo, ginis, woolly substance, down, fr. lana wool: cf. F. lanugineux.] Covered with down, or fine soft hair; downy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lanuginous — adj. [L. lanugo, down] Covered with very fine soft hair …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • lanuginous — la·nu·gi·nous (lə no͞oʹjə nəs, nyo͞oʹ ) also la·nu·gi·nose ( nōs ) adj. Covered with soft, short hair; downy.   [From Latin lānūginōsus, from lānūgō, lānūgin , lanugo. See lanugo.] * * * …   Universalium

  • lanuginous — la·nu·gi·nous lə n(y)ü jə nəs adj covered with down or fine soft hair * * * la·nu·gi·nous (lə nooґjĭ nəs) [L. lanuginosus] covered with lanugo …   Medical dictionary

  • lanuginous — a. (Bot.) Downy, woolly, lanate, lanated, lanuginose …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • lanuginous — la·nu·gi·nous …   English syllables

  • lanuginous — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Roughness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Roughness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 roughness roughness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 tooth tooth grain texture ripple Sgm: N 1 asperity asperity rugosity salebrosity| corrugation …   English dictionary for students

  • la|nu|gi|nose — «luh NOO juh nohs, NYOO », adjective. = lanuginous. (Cf. ↑lanuginous) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lanuginose — La*nu gi*nose , Lanuginous La*nu gi*nous, a. [L. lanuginosus, fr. lanugo, ginis, woolly substance, down, fr. lana wool: cf. F. lanugineux.] Covered with down, or fine soft hair; downy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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