strigose

adjective
stri·​gose | \ ˈstrī-ˌgōs How to pronounce strigose (audio) \

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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“Strigose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strigose. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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