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glabrous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj glabrous having no hair or similar growth; smooth "glabrous stems","glabrous leaves","a glabrous scalp"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Glabrous Smooth; having a surface without hairs or any unevenness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • glabrous Smooth; having a surface devoid of hair or pubescence: used chiefly in zoölogy and botany.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Glabrous glā′brus smooth: having no hairs or any unevenness
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. glaber,; cf. Gr. hollow, smooth, to hollow
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. glaber, smooth.

Usage

In literature:

The case of the Anthyllis will make a "tie" with the believed case of Pyrenees plants becoming glabrous at low levels.
"The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume I (of II)" by Charles Darwin
The whole tree is quite glabrous except the petioles, which are clothed with a dense pubescence.
"Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs" by A. D. Webster
Fronds bright green, pinnae glabrous, oblong.
"The Fern Lover's Companion" by George Henry Tilton
Midrib of leaflets glabrous or nearly so, sometimes with scattered, sessile glands.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943" by Various
Glabrous node; 2. bearded node; 3. node cut longitudinally.
"A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses" by Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
Spring-shoots glabrous or pubescent.
"The Genus Pinus" by George Russell Shaw
Pileus fleshy, convex, then depressed, at first glabrous, then scaly, honey-colored, varying to pallid-brown or reddish.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Shoots may be glabrous, pubescent or hairy and even spiny.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
Leaf-buds pointed, glabrous and somewhat glutinous.
"Trees of the Northern United States" by Austin C. Apgar
The genitals are frequently atrophied, the skin glabrous, and gynecomastia not uncommon.
"Criminal Man" by Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
Foliage glabrous 8b, in =PRIMULACEAE=, p. 87.
"The Plants of Michigan" by Henry Allan Gleason
His glabrous face showed no emotion.
"The White Plumes of Navarre" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
Petals are generally glabrous or smooth; but, in some instances, hairs are produced on their surface.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5" by Various
ESCHSCHOLTZIA (esh-sholt'si-a), a small genus of glabrous whitish plants, of the poppy order, natives of California and the neighbouring regions.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
By their elongate form and glabrous shiny skin they are very characteristic and easily recognized.
"Journal of Entomology and Zoology" by Horace Gunthorp
The twigs, brittle at the base, are glabrous or pubescent, bright red-brown becoming darker with age.
"Forest Trees of Illinois" by Fuller George D.
Its presence in the Tongan data does not seem to be representative of other Polynesians, who are generally described as more glabrous.
"A Racial Study of the Fijians" by Norman E. Gabel
Glabrous herbs; leaves entire, sessile and simple (except in Menyanthes).
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
Foot-stalks glandular, ovary ovate, abrupt, nearly sessile, glabrous.
"Woodland Gleanings" by Charles Tilt
Petioles stout, glabrous or pubescent, often persistent on the branches during the winter.
"Michigan Trees" by Charles Herbert Otis
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