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Definition of "hispid" [his•pid]

  • Covered with stiff or rough hairs; bristly: hispid stems. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hispid" in a sentence
  • "These include the Sumatran striped rabbit, hispid hare, Amami rabbit and the Annamite striped rabbit, only discovered by scientists in 1995."
  • "The distribution and status of the hispid hare Caprolagus hispidus - with some additional notes on the pigmy hog Sus salvinius."
  • "Hundreds of trees have been felled and the habitats of endangered species such as golden langur, hispid hare and pygmy hog, have been put at risk."