strigose

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adjective stri·gose \ˈstrī-ˌgōs\

Definition of strigose

  1. :  having appressed bristles or scales <a strigose leaf>

Origin and Etymology of strigose

New Latin strigosus, from striga row of bristles, from Latin, furrow


First Known Use: 1793


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