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

  • adj. Covered with fine soft hair.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Covered with fine hair.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Hairy; full of, or made of, hair.
  • adj. Clothed thickly with pile or soft down.
  • adj. Covered with long, slender hairs; resembling long hairs; hairy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Covered with hair; hairy; furry; pilous; especially, covered with fine or soft hair.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. covered with hairs especially fine soft ones


Latin pilōsus, from pilus, hair.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin pilōsus, from pilus ("hair"). (Wiktionary)



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