strigose

adjective
stri·gose | \ˈstrī-ˌgōs \

Definition of strigose 

: having appressed bristles or scales a strigose leaf

First Known Use of strigose

1793, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for strigose

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

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