strigose[strī′gōs′, stri gōs′]
- 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 Classical Latin 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.
(comparative more strigose, superlative most strigose)
- (zoology) Having fine grooves, ridges, or streaks
- (botany) Having stiff hairs, pressed together