Definition of crinite in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkrʌɪnʌɪt/


Having hairlike tufts; hairy.
Example sentences
  • The minute branchlets of the yellow thallus produce the irregularly radiated and crinite appearance of the margins of the fruit.
  • Their peduncles are crinite, with shaggy patent hairs.
  • From an underground, thick, oblique rhizome, the short, green, succulent stipites arise, in a tufted form, and are crinite with brown, subulate, shining scales.


Late 16th century: from Latin crinitus, past participle of crinire 'cover or provide with hair': see -ite1.

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