hispid

adjective
his·​pid | \ ˈhi-spəd How to pronounce hispid (audio) \

Definition of hispid

: rough or covered with bristles, stiff hairs, or minute spines hispid leaves

First Known Use of hispid

1646, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hispid

Latin hispidus; akin to Latin horrēre

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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 24 Jan. 2021.

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