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Friday, October 05, 2012

Definitions for hirtellous

  1. Minutely hirsute.

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Citations for hirtellous
Any noticeable hirsute or even hirtellous shadings visible upon the represented, unclothed, female form, anywhere below the eyebrows, say, is, in the judgment of this Department… Frank Yerby, Tobias and the Angel
A small annual herb commonly 20 to 40 cm. tall, sparingly branched above, hirtellous on the stems with small downwardly curled hairs… Carnegie Institution of Washington, Botany of the Maya Area
Origin of hirtellous
Hirtellous comes from the Latin word hirt meaning "hairy." The suffix -ellus is a diminutive adjective suffix.