from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having no hairs, projections, or pubescence; smooth: a glabrous scalp; glabrous leaves.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. smooth, hairless, bald.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Smooth; having a surface without hairs or any unevenness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Smooth; having a surface devoid of hair or pubescence: used chiefly in zoölogy and botany.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having no hair or similar growth; smooth
Anyone can imitate him, in mediocre fashion, by tossing around words like "glabrous" and "foetor."
Everyone's favourite glabrous, middle-brow, populist television philosopher, Alain de Botton is back with a book on The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work.
To his admirers, and they are legion, the glabrous Ailes is something else entirely — a valiant freedom-fighter standing up to the perfidious liberal media elite.
Its practitioners don't really insist that the guys behind the microphone be either gray or glabrous, but they do – implicitly – assume that they've evolved on a world that, like Earth, is wrapped in oceans and an atmosphere.
Abies grandis is distinguished from the closely similar A. amabilis by bud scales slightly pubescent or glabrous (vs densely pubescent), upper surface of twigs easily visible (vs concealed by the needles), and variably colored mature seed cones (vs purple).
You politely hide your shock at his glabrous head.
If they are making such a dastardly accusation, I personally shall be in the fore of the attack against such a glabrous innuendo (I'm not sure if that word is right here, but it sounded nice)!
Var. angustifolia; leaves linear; calyx and pedicel glabrous; corolla outside glabrous or scantily hairy.
Dodonaea microzyga, F.M. Somewhat viscid, almost glabrous; leaves with 1 to 2 pairs of small obovate-cuneate leaflets; in front rounded, or truncate, or retuse, or sometimes 3-toothed, flat at the margin; rachis dilated; fruit-bearing pedicels solitary; capsules 3 to 4-celled; valves cymbeo-semiorbicular, all around broadly winged; the wing rounded-blunt on both extremities; dissepiments persistent with the columella.
The light of the afternoon sun came glancing along the vast pillar, and lit its dying hues — cinnamon, purple, and glabrous red, and soft gray where the lichens grew.