AskDefine | Define hirsute

Dictionary Definition

hirsute adj : having or covered with hair; "Jacob was a hairy man"; "a hairy caterpillar" [syn: hairy] [ant: hairless]

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From the Latin hirsutus "shaggy, hairy."


  1. Covered in hair; hairy.


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Extensive Definition

Hirsute means hairy. It may refer to:
  • hirsutism, the growth of excessive male-pattern hair on a woman;
  • in botany, the possession of a dense covering of hairs, for example on a stem or leaf.

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