Definition of Hispid

1. Adjective. (of animals or plants) having stiff coarse hairs or bristles. "Plants with hispid stems"

Category relationships: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna, Flora, Plant, Plant Life
Similar to: Haired, Hairy, Hirsute



Definition of Hispid

1. a. Rough with bristles or minute spines.

Definition of Hispid

1. Adjective. (obsolete) Covered in short, stiff hairs; bristly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hispid

1. covered with stiff hairs [adj]

Medical Definition of Hispid

1. Bearing stiff, bristly hairs. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hispid

his operon
hisactophilin
hish
hished
hishes
hishing
hisingerite
hisingerites
hislopite
hisn
hispanic americans
hispanidad
hispanidads
hispanism
hispanisms
hispid (current term)
hispid flagella
hispid pocket mouse
hispidities
hispidity
hispidulous
hiss
hissed
hisself
hisser
hissers
hisses
hissie fit
hissie fits
hissier

Literary usage of Hispid

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1. Familiar Lectures on Botany, Practical, Elementary, and Physiological: With by Lincoln Phelps (1849)
"fruit globose, and with the peduncles glabrous ¡ brauche« hispid-spiny ... germs ovate, glabrous or hispid ; stem and petioles prickly; ..."

2. Flora of the Rocky Mountains and Adjacent Plains, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming by Per Axel Rydberg (1917)
"Stem about 2 dm. high, hispid with yellowish hairs; basal leaves numerous, spatulate, 4-5 cm. long, finely cinereous and ap- pressed-hispid; stem-leaves ..."

3. Familiar Lectures on Botany: Explaining the Structure, Classification, and by Lincoln Phelps (1854)
"hispid; leaves by fours, stem decumbent Berries purple, smooth. RU'DUS. 11—12. ... pubescent, hispid, and prickly ; leaves digitate, in threes or fives ..."

4. Manual of the Botany (Phænogamia and Pteridophyta) of the Rocky Mountain by John Merle Coulter (1885)
"hispid and the foliage ... one or two pairs of smaller lateral leaflets : inflorescence hispid ; the denso spikes ... -hispid. 2. P. integrifolia, Torr. ..."

5. Flora Cestrica: An Attempt to Enumerate and Describe the Flowering and by William Darlington (1837)
"Slem I to 2 feet high, rather stout, branching, mostly very hispid on the ... hirsute on the upper surface, and hispid-pilose on the nerves beneath, ..."

6. A Flora of Western Middle California by Willis Linn Jepson (1901)
"Erect and strict,, or branching and dift'use, 8 to 13 in. high; herbage with scattered hispid commonly linear, once or twice pinnately and (for the most ..."

7. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1880)
"lar hispid species, but woody at bow, t lie stout stems and branches ... hispid or glabrous, often nuked at base : leaves usually small (1 to 3 lines long), ..."

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