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Meaning of HIRSUTE

Pronunciation:  'hursoot

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  having or covered with hair; "Jacob was a hairy man"; "a hairy caterpillar"

HIRSUTE is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: canescent, comal, comate, comose, downy, floccose, furlike, furred, furry, fuzzed, fuzzy, hairy, hispid, hoary, lanate, long-haired, pappose, pilary, pilose, pilous, puberulent, pubescent, sericeous, shock-headed, short-haired, tomentose, tomentous, wire-haired, woolly, wooly
 Antonyms: hairless



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hir*sute"\, a. [L. hirsutus; prob. akin to horridus
horrid. Cf. {Horrid}.]
1. Rough with hair; set with bristles; shaggy.

2. Rough and coarse; boorish. [R.]

         Cynical and hirsute in his behavior.  --Life of A.

3. (Bot.) Pubescent with coarse or stiff hairs. --Gray.

4. (Zo["o]l.) Covered with hairlike feathers, as the feet of
   certain birds.

Computing Dictionary

Occasionally used as a humorous synonym for hairy.

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Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Bearing coarse, rough, longish hairs. Compare villous.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: barbellate, bristled, bristling, bristly, bushy, cirrose, downy, feathery, fleecy, flocculent, flossy, fluffy, furry, fuzzy, glochidiate, hairy, hispid, lanate, matted, nappy, peachy, pilose, pinnate, pubescent, setaceous, setose, setous, shagged, shaggy, strigal, strigate, strigose, stubbled, stubbly, studded, unshorn, velvety, whiskered, woolly