Definition of strigose in English:

strigose

adjective

  • 1Botany
    Covered with short stiff adpressed hairs.

    ‘The species with strigose tarsi may be differentiated by the following key.’
    • ‘Leaf petioles are covered with adpressed strigose hairs.’
    1. 1.1Entomology Finely grooved or furrowed.

Pronunciation

strigose

/ˈstrīɡōs/ /ˈstraɪɡoʊs/

Origin

Late 18th century from Latin striga ‘swathe, furrow’+ -ose.