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

  • adj. Villous.

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  • adj. Alternative spelling of villous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See villous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as villous.


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  • The leaves are inversely ovate, lanceolate, villose, and slightly toothed.

    Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers Describing the Most Desirable Plants, for Borders, Rockeries, and Shrubberies.

  • Blue-black; abdomen with a changeable iridescent pile; head and thorax with a black velvety pubescence; the metathorax very finely rugose and opake; the legs simple; the posterior tibiæ villose within; the wings very dark brown, with a splendid violet and blue iridescence.

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

  • At first, you had to make your way through huge, ungainly fig trees, which stretched out grey branches like arms weary of lying still, and whose villose leather-like foliage was so dense that in order to pass one constantly had to snap off twigs that had sprouted from the old wood.

    La faute de l'Abbe Mouret

  • Celindric, villose and of a pale red Colour. the branches are but fiew and those near it's upper extremity. the extremities of the branches are flexable and are bent down near their extremities with the weight of the flowers. the leaf is sessile, scattered thinly, nearly lineor tho Somewhat widest in the middle, two inches in length, absolutely entire, villose, obtusely pointed and of an Ordinary green. above each leaf a Small Short branch protrudes, Supporting a tissue of four or five Small leaves of the Same appearance of those discribed. a leaf is placed under neath each branch and each flower. the Calyx is one flowered Spatha. the corolla

    The Journals of Lewis and Clark, 1804-1806


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