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Related to strigose: decumbent
1. Botany Having stiff, straight, closely appressed hair: strigose leaves.
2. Zoology Marked with fine, close-set grooves, ridges, or streaks.
[New Latin strigōsus, from striga, bristle, from Latin, windrow, furrow; see streig- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Botany) botany bearing stiff hairs or bristles: strigose leaves.
2. (Zoology) zoology marked with fine closely set grooves or ridges
[C18: via New Latin strigōsus, from striga a bristle, from Latin: grain cut down]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. Bot. set with stiff bristles or hairs.
2. Zool. marked with fine, closely set ridges, grooves, or points.
[1785–95; < Latin strig(a) furrow, row of bristles + -ose1]
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