Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having the appearance of a tuft of hair.
  • adj. Having a hair-like tail or train.
  • adj. Bearded or tufted with hairs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the appearance of a tuft of hair; having a hairlike tail or train.
  • adj. Bearded or tufted with hairs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the appearance of a tuft of hair.
  • In botany and entomology, having long hairs or having tufts of long, weak, and often bent hairs, on the surface. Also crinate.
  • n. A fossil crinoid; an encrinite or stone-lily.

Etymologies

Latin crinitus. (Wiktionary)

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  • The earliest site from the OED is "1600 FAIRFAX Tasso XIV. xliv, How comate, crinite, caudate starres are fram'd I knew.", which probably means something to someone.

    November 15, 2007

  • Dictionary.com won't:

    1. adj., hairy.
    2. adj., Botany, Entomology. having long hairs, or tufts of long, fine or limp hairs.

    Also:

    n., a fossil crinoid.

    November 14, 2007

  • A word so obscure, so difficult, so recondite, that Merriam Webster would like to charge me money before divulging its meaning.

    November 14, 2007