Definition of crinite in English:


Line breaks: crin|ite
Pronunciation: /ˈkrʌɪnʌɪt


Having hairlike tufts; hairy.
More example sentences
  • The branchlets are crinite.
  • From an underground, thick, oblique rhizome, the short, green, succulent stipites arise, in a tufted form, and are crinite with brown, subulate, shining scales.
  • Their peduncles are crinite, with shaggy patent hairs.


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

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