his·​pid ˈhi-spəd How to pronounce hispid (audio)
: rough or covered with bristles, stiff hairs, or minute spines
hispid leaves

Word History


Latin hispidus; akin to Latin horrēre

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hispid was in 1646

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“Hispid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hispid. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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