Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Bearing or producing hair.

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  • adj. Containing or producing hair.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Bearing a single slender bristle, or hair.
  • adj. Beset with hairs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, bearing or tipped with hairs.
  • In zoology, bearing hairs; hairy; piligerous: specifically, in entomology, noting the tubercles of caterpillars whence bundles of hairs arise.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Latin pilus, hair + -ferous.

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pilus -iferous

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  • Having or producing hair.

    February 12, 2008