adjectiveBotany & Zoology
- Covered with long soft hairs.More example sentences
- Though they emphasized some within-plant variation of leaf pubescence, cotton cultivars are usually described as either smooth, lightly hairy, hairy, very hairy, or pilose.
- If the hairs are long (longer than 2 mm), soft, fine, and very close together, forming a plush surface, the surface is pilose.
mid 18th century: from Latin pilosus, from pilus 'hair'.
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