Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Bearing hair; covered with hair or down; piliferous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Bearing hair; covered with hair or down; piliferous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Covered with hair or fur; pilous or pilose; piliferous.

Etymologies

Latin pilus hair + -gerous: compare French piligère. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • When you take your seat in the butcher's shambles he provides you with a copy of Puck because its jokes are so excruciatingly painful that it pulls your piligerous annex out with a stump-extractor and rubbed aqua fortis into your face with a bath brick, the physical ill would be forgotten in the mental agony.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 10

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