stri·​gose ˈstrī-ˌgōs How to pronounce strigose (audio)
: having appressed bristles or scales
a strigose leaf

Word History


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

First Known Use

1793, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of strigose was in 1793

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Cite this Entry

“Strigose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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