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hispid

[his-pid] /ˈhɪs pɪd/
adjective, Botany, Zoology
1.
rough with stiff hairs, bristles, or minute spines.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin hispidus rough, shaggy; akin to hirsute
Related forms
hispidity, noun
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Examples for hispid
  • They also feed heavily on large rodents such as the hispid cotton rat.
British Dictionary definitions for hispid

hispid

/ˈhɪspɪd/
adjective
1.
(biology) covered with stiff hairs or bristles
Derived Forms
hispidity, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin hispidus bristly
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