setaceous

adjective
se·ta·ceous | \si-ˈtā-shəs \

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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