- Bot. having stiff hairs or bristles, as some leaves
- Zool. having fine, close-set grooves or streaks
Origin of strigoseModern Latin strigosus from striga, stiff bristle from L, furrow: for Indo-European base see strike
- Botany Having stiff, straight, closely appressed hair: strigose leaves.
- Zoology Marked with fine, close-set grooves, ridges, or streaks.
Origin of strigoseNew Latin strigōsus from striga bristle from Latin windrow, furrow ; see streig- in Indo-European roots.