Definition of crinite in English:

crinite

adjective

technical
  • Having hairlike tufts; hairy.

    • ‘The branchlets are crinite.’
    • ‘The minute branchlets of the yellow thallus produce the irregularly radiated and crinite appearance of the margins of the fruit.’
    • ‘From an underground, thick, oblique rhizome, the short, green, succulent stipites arise, in a tufted form, and are crinite with brown, subulate, shining scales.’
    • ‘Their peduncles are crinite, with shaggy patent hairs.’
    hirsute, shaggy, bushy, hair-covered, long-haired
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Origin

Late 16th century: from Latin crinitus, past participle of crinire cover or provide with hair: see -ite.

Pronunciation:

crinite

/ˈkrʌɪnʌɪt/