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his·pid

 (hĭs′pĭd)
adj.
Covered with stiff or rough hairs; bristly: hispid stems.

[Latin hispidus.]

his·pid′i·ty (hĭ-spĭd′ĭ-tē) n.

hispid

(ˈhɪspɪd)
adj
(Biology) biology covered with stiff hairs or bristles
[C17: from Latin hispidus bristly]
hisˈpidity n

his•pid

(ˈhɪs pɪd)

adj. Bot., Zool.
rough with stiff hairs, bristles, or minute spines.
[1640–50; < Latin hispidus rough, shaggy; akin to hirsute]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
haired, hairy, hirsute - having or covered with hair; "Jacob was a hairy man"; "a hairy caterpillar"