Definition of strigose in English:

strigose

adjective

  • 1Botany
    Covered with short, stiff adpressed hairs.

    • ‘Leaf petioles are covered with adpressed strigose hairs.’
    • ‘The species with strigose tarsi may be differentiated by the following key.’
  • 2Entomology
    Finely grooved or furrowed.

Origin

Late 18th century: from Latin striga ‘swathe, furrow’ + -ose.

Pronunciation

strigose

/ˈstrʌɪɡəʊs/