from The Century Dictionary.

  • In bot.: Having a cirrus or tendril: specifically applied to a leaf tipped with a tendril, or, in mosses, with a very narrow or hair-like sinuous point.
  • Resembling tendrils, or coiling like them.
  • In ornithology, having the head tufted with slender, usually curly, plumes.
  • In entomology, bearing one or more slender bunches of curved or curled hairs, as the antennæ of certain longicorn beetles.
  • Also written cirrous, cirrhose, cirrhous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Bearing a tendril or tendrils.
  • adjective Resembling a tendril or cirrus.

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  • adjective Alternative spelling of cirrhose.


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