Definition of hispid in English:

hispid

adjective

Botany Zoology
  • Covered with stiff hair or bristles.

    • ‘Smart money was riding on the shaggy or hispid frogfish.’
    • ‘The anthers are villous and the ovary is densely hispid.’
    hairy, hirsute, bushy, thick, woolly, fleecy, long-haired, unshorn, uncut, shock-headed
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Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin hispidus.

Pronunciation:

hispid

/ˈhɪspɪd/