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

  • adj. Having a solid, stocky form or body; stout.
  • adj. Positioned or placed closely together.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having a short, heavy build; stout
  • n. A thick hedge.
  • n. A stout, twilled cotton cloth; a fustian corduroy, or velveteen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Close planted.
  • adj. Having a short, thick body; stout.
  • n. A close or thick hedge.
  • n. A stout, twilled cotton cloth; a fustian corduroy, or velveteen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Set, growing, or occurring closely together; dense; luxuriant.
  • Thickly studded; abounding; plentifully supplied.
  • Heavily or solidly built; stout; especially, short and stout.
  • n. A close or thick hedge.
  • n. Very thick or dense underwood; bush; scrub.
  • n. A kind of fustian having a nap like that of velveteen. It is used for clothes by persons engaged in manual work.

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

  • adj. having a short and solid form or stature
  • adj. planted or growing close together

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