setaceous

adjective
se·​ta·​ceous | \ si-ˈtā-shəs How to pronounce setaceous (audio) \

Definition of setaceous

1 : set with or consisting of bristles
2 : resembling a bristle in form or texture

First Known Use of setaceous

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for setaceous

Latin saeta, seta

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“Setaceous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/setaceous. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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