American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Covered with stiff or rough hairs; bristly: hispid stems.
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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Rough with bristles or minute spines.
- adj. (Bot. & Zoöl.) Beset with stiff hairs or bristles.
- adj. (of animals or plants) having stiff coarse hairs or bristles
- Latin hispidus. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“These include the Sumatran striped rabbit, hispid hare, Amami rabbit and the Annamite striped rabbit, only discovered by scientists in 1995.”
“The distribution and status of the hispid hare Caprolagus hispidus - with some additional notes on the pigmy hog Sus salvinius.”
“Hundreds of trees have been felled and the habitats of endangered species such as golden langur, hispid hare and pygmy hog, have been put at risk.”
“It is also the single most important site for the survival of golden langur, pygmy hog and hispid hare.”
“- The Biology and Conservation of the Pigmy Hog Sus salvanius and the hispid hare Capriolagus hispidus.”
“Several endangered mammalian herbivores are also present, including the Asiatic wild buffalo and the near-endemic hispid hare (Caprolagus hispidus) (Table 1).”
“Species such as the hispid hare and pygmy hog are found in these grasslands, especially in the soft soils and muddy areas along the river courses.”
“Of these, the pygmy hog and the hispid hare are confined to the grassland habitats.”
“As the resolute propounders of intermittent jocularity strode onward toward the beckoning sunset, accompanied by a hulking and perplexed mass of hair that lumbered after them on legs like hispid tree trunks, and one brooding black cat of striking size and grace, the Gogloyyik lifted its outlandish cranium and watched them go, not overlooking a chance to fenegrate the sookstrum that unexpectedly darted between its legs.”
“Pigmy hog and hispid hare: further observations of the continuing decline (or, a lament for Barnadi and a good cause for skepticism).”
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