strigose[strī′gōs′, stri gōs′]
- Bot. having stiff hairs or bristles, as some leaves
- Zool. having fine, close-set grooves or streaks
Origin: ModL strigosus < striga, stiff bristle < L, furrow: for IE base see strike
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- Zoology Marked with fine, close-set grooves, ridges, or streaks.
- Botany Having stiff, straight, closely appressed hair: strigose leaves.
Origin: New Latin strigōsus, from striga, bristle, from Latin, windrow, furrow; see streig- in Indo-European roots.