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Covered with stiff hair or bristles.
hairy, hirsute, bushy, thick, woolly, fleecy, long-haired, unshorn, uncut, shock-headedView synonyms
- ‘Smart money was riding on the shaggy or hispid frogfish.’
- ‘The anthers are villous and the ovary is densely hispid.’
Mid 17th century: from Latin hispidus.
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