American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Covered with fine soft hair.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Covered with hair; hairy; furry; pilous; especially, covered with fine or soft hair.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Hairy; full of, or made of, hair.
- adj. (Zoöl.) Clothed thickly with pile or soft down.
- adj. (Bot.) Covered with long, slender hairs; resembling long hairs; hairy.
- adj. covered with hairs especially fine soft ones
- From Latin pilōsus, from pilus ("hair"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin pilōsus, from pilus, hair. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“_ 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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