Hirsute : Definition

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Definitions of Hirsute

Pronunciation : Hir*sute"
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [L. hirsutus; prob. akin to horridus horrid. Cf. Horrid.]
Definition : 1. Rough with hair; set with bristles; shaggy.

2. Rough and coarse; boorish. [R.] Cynical and hirsute in his behavior. Life of A. Wood.

3. (Bot.)

Defn: Pubescent with coarse or stiff hairs. Gray.

4. (Zoöl.)

Defn: Covered with hairlike feathers, as the feet of certain birds.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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