from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Zoology Marked with fine, close-set grooves, ridges, or streaks.
- adj. Botany Having stiff, straight, closely appressed hair: strigose leaves.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having fine grooves, ridges, or streaks
- adj. Having stiff hairs, pressed together
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Set with stiff, straight bristles; hispid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, rough with strigæ; beset with sharp-pointed and appressed straight and stiff hairs or bristles: as, a strigose leaf or stem.
- In entomology, streaked, or finely fluted; having fine, close parallel ridges or points, like the surface of a file. Also strigate.
New Latin strigōsus, from striga, bristle, from Latin, windrow, furrow; see streig- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)