Definition of Bristles

1. Noun. (plural of bristle) ¹

2. Verb. (third-person singular of bristle) ¹

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Definition of Bristles

1. bristle [v] - See also: bristle

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bristles

bristle at
bristle brush
bristle cell
bristle fern
bristle up
bristlecone fir
bristlecone pine
bristles (current term)
bristling with(p)
bristly locust
bristly oxtongue
bristly sarsaparilla
bristly sarsparilla

Literary usage of Bristles

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1898)
"Bracts little imbricated, or not at all; pappus of soft bristles. Tribe 8. ... Pappus double, the inner of rough capillary bristles, the outer of scales, ..."

2. Synoptical Flora of North America: The Gamopetalae, Being a Second Edition by Asa Gray (1888)
"Pappus of equal elongated bristles. I.ea,ves not cordate. 33. ... which usually hears either a setiform cusp among the tufted bristles, or a more con. ..."

3. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1880)
"Scales often pubescent, especially on the midvein, usually pale with tino brown lines : filaments at length broad and exserted : bristles not ex- serted ..."

4. The Fruit of Opuntia Fulgida: A Study of Perennation and Proliferation in by Duncan Starr Johnson (1918)
"53). The result of this is that the tips, even of spines developed in the greenhouse, are left naked for several millimeters. bristles OR ..."

5. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and Liberty Hyde Bailey by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"with oblong yellow spikes, and 5 or more bristles below each spikelet, ... with somewhat pointed green spikes and 1-3 bristles below each spikelet. ..."

6. A Flora of Western Middle California by Willis Linn Jepson (1911)
"Pappus consisting of bristles, the bristles (or some of them) plumose. Receptacle naked. Flowers yellow; receptacle with chaff-like bracts; thistle-like ..."

7. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1908)
"The tergites bear one row of bristles, except the first, which lias in 1 both sexes a number of additional bristles on the back, the number of bristles in ..."

8. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1863-1871), Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1901)
"appearance are now deep black, with reddish bristles from lower lateral and ... The bristles from i and ii are mostly pure black, but there are a few pale ..."

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