Definition of fibrous in English:

fibrous

adjective

  • Consisting of or characterized by fibres:

    ‘a good fibrous root system’
    • ‘The 400 square metre plot will be harvested in a month and the fibrous stalks tested for nutrient levels.’
    • ‘Your chilli's bite comes from the white fibrous membranes that contain a substance called capsaicin.’
    • ‘The root framework supports a large number of fibrous roots which, by their continuing growth, comb the soil for minerals and water.’
    • ‘Collagen is a large, fibrous protein that keeps your skin supple and elastic.’
    • ‘The fibrous protein is produced by keratinocytes found in the body in two forms, hard and soft.’
    • ‘In the rural areas, the fibrous roots of this tree are used for making painting brushes, used for white washing.’
    • ‘In fact you could make paper from all kinds of fibrous material, including elephant and rhino dung.’
    • ‘The chipboard uses the cucumber plant's strong fibrous strands to create a dense and durable material held together with resin.’
    • ‘Their social behaviour enables them to exploit an arid environment and eat fibrous roots as their main diet.’
    • ‘Some of the material was in a fibrous state, making inhalation more likely.’
    • ‘In this case compost is made with a mix of ground up corn cobs and mud press, a fibrous waste product from the local sugar refinery.’
    • ‘Thatch is a layer of fibrous material, which if it becomes too deep, prevents proper drainage of rain.’
    • ‘Often known as giant reed, its fleshy, fibrous roots penetrate deeply into the soil.’
    • ‘Incorporation of harder or more fibrous material in the diet could provoke such a need.’
    • ‘Since fibrous food is difficult to eat due to lack of teeth there is a tendency by the aged to opt for softer, non-fibrous food.’
    • ‘The palm oil and peanut used to marinate the leaves provide a nice touch without overpowering the fibrous greens.’
    • ‘Trim off the small, fibrous roots and put the trimmed sections into pots filled with cuttings compost so the tops are just buried.’
    • ‘The larger plaques tend to be stable, noninflamed and covered with a thick fibrous cap.’
    • ‘Now all the seeds have finished, they've moved on to the roots of the palm tree, boiling the white fibrous bundle to make a broth to drink.’
    • ‘Peel the outer layers from the lemon grass stalks and finely chop the lower white bulbous parts, discarding the fibrous tops.’
    viscous, gelatinous, viscid, sticky, glutinous, mucilaginous, thick
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Pronunciation

fibrous

/ˈfʌɪbrəs/