Definition of Hairy

1. Adjective. Having or covered with hair. "A hairy caterpillar"

2. Adjective. Hazardous and frightening. "Hairy moments in the mountains"
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Definition of Hairy

1. a. Bearing or covered with hair; made of or resembling hair; rough with hair; hirsute.

Definition of Hairy

1. Adjective. Of a person, having a lot of hair on the body. ¹

2. Adjective. Of an animal, having a lot of fur. ¹

3. Adjective. Of a body part other than the head, having hair growing from it. ¹

4. Adjective. Difficult, complex, intricate, or intimidating. ¹

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Definition of Hairy

1. covered with hair [adj HAIRIER, HAIRIEST]

Medical Definition of Hairy

1. A pair rule gene of Drosophila. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hairy

hairy (current term)
hairy-eared dwarf lemur
hairy-eared dwarf lemurs
hairy-legged vampire bat
hairy ball theorem
hairy cell leukaemia
hairy cells
hairy darling pea
hairy eyeball
hairy golden aster
hairy heart
hairy honeysuckle
hairy leukoplakia
hairy lip fern

Literary usage of Hairy

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

1. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The hairy covering of the head is smooth, and the maxillary palps are usually ... The hairy larvae feed openly on leaves, while the soft and hairy pupa ..."

2. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1880)
"Pedicels stout, usually erect in fruit : flowers huge, lilac, hairy at base ... Flowers white or lilac: petals slightly hairy below. ish purple in the ..."

3. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"She his hairy temples then had rounded "With coronet of flowers. ... Storms have shed From vines the hairy honours of their head. HAKE. ns A kind offish. ..."

4. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"The Whistled Call of the hairy Woodpecker.— On January 9,1922, at 4:15 pm I visited my bird trapping station, and discovered that 1 had captured a male ..."

5. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"Four to 8 ft., or sometimes taller, forming dense tufts: culms robust: nodes hairy: sheaths more or less hirsute; blades 20-30 in. long: panicle 1-2 ft. ..."

6. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"Mtm. Yellow hairy Starwort, with a Flea- bane-leaf, and a large Flower. ... hairy mountain yellow Starwort, with a narrow Leaf, and a large fingle Flower. n ..."

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