Definition of hispid in English:


Syllabification: his·pid
Pronunciation: /ˈhispid


Botany & Zoology
Covered with stiff hair or bristles.
More example sentences
  • The anthers are villous and the ovary is densely hispid.
  • Smart money was riding on the shaggy or hispid frogfish.


mid 17th century: from Latin hispidus.

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