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hirsute


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hirsute  \Hir*sute"\,  a.  [L.  hirsutus  prob.  akin  to  horridus 
  horrid.  Cf  {Horrid}.] 
  1.  Rough  with  hair;  set  with  bristles;  shaggy. 
 
  2.  Rough  and  coarse;  boorish.  [R.] 
 
  Cynical  and  hirsute  in  his  behavior.  --Life  of  A. 
  Wood. 
 
  3.  (Bot.)  Pubescent  with  coarse  or  stiff  hairs.  --Gray. 
 
  4.  (Zo["o]l.)  Covered  with  hairlike  feathers,  as  the  feet  of 
  certain  birds. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hirsute 
  adj  :  having  or  covered  with  hair;  "Jacob  was  a  hairy  man";  "a 
  hairy  caterpillar"  [syn:  {hairy}]  [ant:  {hairless}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  hirsute  adj  Occasionally  used  humorously  as  a  synonym  for 
  {hairy}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  hirsute 
 
  Occasionally  used  as  a  humorous  synonym  for  {hairy}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 




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