from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Covered with fine soft hair.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Covered with fine hair.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Hairy; full of, or made of, hair.
- adj. Clothed thickly with pile or soft down.
- adj. Covered with long, slender hairs; resembling long hairs; hairy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Covered with hair; hairy; furry; pilous; especially, covered with fine or soft hair.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. covered with hairs especially fine soft ones
_ Thorax deep black, pilose; abdomen tawny along each side.
Palpi rather long and slender, not pilose, obliquely ascending, rising a little higher than the vertex; third joint elongate-conical, less than half the length of the second.
Legs stout, rather short; tibiæ pilose; fore tibiæ very short; posterior tibiæ very broad, especially the middle pair.
The _inflorescence_ consists of usually two closely appressed spikes, though appearing as one, 1/2 to 3/4 inch long, pilose with ferrugineous hairs; the peduncle is capillary and enclosed by the upper leaf-sheath.
If you ignore that pilose caterpillar he inexplicably adheres to his chin, he's cuter than a basket full of stray koalas.
A mummy's pinkie turned out to be pilose asiabell, which she said was good for breathing, provided it was cooked with astragalus (those were the white sections of tongue depressor).
[Middle English catirpel, catirpeller, probably alteration of Old North French * catepelose: cate, cat (from Latin cattus) + pelose, hairy (from Latin pilsus; see pilose).]
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