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bristle-pointed

Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Terminating in a very fine, sharp point, as some leaves.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Terminating gradually in a very fine hair, as the leaves of many mosses.

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

  • adj. pointed like bristles

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Examples

  • Long, lance-shaped, deeply cleft, sharply pointed, and prickly dark green leaves make the ascent almost unendurable; nevertheless, the ant bravely mounts to where the bristle-pointed, overlapping scales of the deep green cup hold the luscious flowers.

    Wild Flowers Worth Knowing

  • _Q. tinctoria_; in the typical form, lobes broadly triangular or oblong, with parallel sides bristle-pointed; leafstalks short; stipules linear, soon falling.

    Handbook of the Trees of New England

  • The eye rests with equal delight on what is not leaf and on what is leaf, -- on the broad, free, open sinuses, and on the long, sharp, bristle-pointed lobes.

    Excursions

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