hispid

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adjective his·pid \ˈhis-pəd\

Definition of hispid

  1. :  rough or covered with bristles, stiff hairs, or minute spines <hispid leaves>

Origin and Etymology of hispid

Latin hispidus; akin to Latin horrēre


First Known Use: 1646


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