A Word A Day : Hirsute
Thursday, 15th November 2007 : Today's Word is ...
( Adjective )
Pronunciation : her-soot
1. having a large amount of hair
2. describing a plant or plant part covered with long stiff hairs
Early 17th century - Latin hirsutus - shaggy
barbate, beardy, bewhiskered, bristly, bushy, goateed, hairy, hirsute, shaggy, stubbed, stubbly, unshaven, whiskered
clean-shaven, unbearded, unhirsute, bald, neat, well-kept,hairless, short-haired, close-cropped
• Burns, reestablished in his bed-place, was concealing his hirsute
cheek in the palm of his hand.
• This hirsute
growth should have been white, but the season was summer and it had not been exposed to a rain-shower for some time.
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