Clarence Wells at last surrendered To fate's fitful draughy phases, And, one day, sir, with a razor Off he swiped those crinose daisies!
-- Logansport Pharos-Tribune, 1924
... it must be allowed that the title has not devolved upon a beardless boy; for if crinose appearance give an imposing air, his Grace has strong pretensions to consequence on that score.
-- Thomas Brown, the Elder, Bath: A Satirical Novel, 1818
Crinose finds its origin in the Latin crinīs meaning "hair." The suffix -ose is used in formation of adjectives borrowed from Latin to denote "full" or "abounding in." Crinose entered English in the 1720s.