Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Covered with fine soft hair.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Covered with hair; hairy; furry; pilous; especially, covered with fine or soft hair.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Hairy; full of, or made of, hair.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) Clothed thickly with pile or soft down.
  • adjective (Bot.) Covered with long, slender hairs; resembling long hairs; hairy.

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  • adjective Covered with fine hair.

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

  • adjective covered with hairs especially fine soft ones

Etymologies

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

[Latin pilōsus, from pilus, hair.]

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From Latin pilōsus, from pilus ("hair").

Examples

  • _ Thorax deep black, pilose; abdomen tawny along each side.

    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology

  • 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.

    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology

  • Legs stout, rather short; tibiæ pilose; fore tibiæ very short; posterior tibiæ very broad, especially the middle pair.

    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology

  • 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.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • If you ignore that pilose caterpillar he inexplicably adheres to his chin, he's cuter than a basket full of stray koalas.

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  • If you ignore that pilose caterpillar he inexplicably adheres to his chin, he's cuter than a basket full of stray koalas.

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  • 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).

    Seattle Weekly | Complete Issue

  • [Middle English catirpel, catirpeller, probably alteration of Old North French * catepelose: cate, cat (from Latin cattus) + pelose, hairy (from Latin pilsus; see pilose).]

    French Word-A-Day

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