from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Covered with stiff or rough hairs; bristly: hispid stems.
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- adj. Covered in short, stiff hairs; bristly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Rough with bristles or minute spines.
- adj. Beset with stiff hairs or bristles.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Hairy; rough; shaggy; bristly.
- Specifically— In botany, having strong hairs or bristles; beset with stiff bristles.
- In entomology, closely covered with small angular prominences; rough with minute spines or very rigid bristles.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of animals or plants) having stiff coarse hairs or bristles
Latin hispidus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)