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Related to hispid: hispid pocket mouse
Covered with stiff or rough hairs; bristly: hispid stems.
his·pid′i·ty (hĭ-spĭd′ĭ-tē) n.
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(Biology) biology covered with stiff hairs or bristles
[C17: from Latin hispidus bristly]
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adj. Bot., Zool.
rough with stiff hairs, bristles, or minute spines.
[1640–50; < Latin hispidus rough, shaggy; akin to hirsute]
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|Adj.||1.||hispid - (of animals or plants) having stiff coarse hairs or bristles; "plants with hispid stems"|
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
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