1. Botany Having stiff, straight, closely appressed hair: strigose leaves.
2. Zoology Marked with fine, close-set grooves, ridges, or streaks.
[New Latin strigōsus, from striga, bristle, from Latin, windrow, furrow; see streig- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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