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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Variant of pilose.
  • adj. Of the nature of hair; consisting of hair; hairlike.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Covered with fine hair; pilose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See pilose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Covered with hair; hairy; pilose.
  • Consisting of hair; hair-like; piliform: as. a pilous covering. Also pileous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. covered with hairs especially fine soft ones

Etymologies

From Latin pilōsus; see pilose.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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