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1. Having or consisting of bristles; bristly: a setaceous moth.
2. Resembling bristles or a bristle: setaceous whiskers.
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2. having bristles.
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|Adj.||1.||setaceous - having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.; "a horse with a short bristly mane"; "bristly shrubs"; "burred fruits"; "setaceous whiskers"|
barbellate, briary, briery, bristled, burred, burry, setose, spiny, thorny, prickly, bristly, barbed
armed - (used of plants and animals) furnished with bristles and thorns
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