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setiferous

se·tig·er·ous
S s

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [si-tij-er-uh s]
    • /sɪˈtɪdʒ ər əs/
    • /setˈɪfərəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [si-tij-er-uh s]
    • /sɪˈtɪdʒ ər əs/

Definitions of setiferous word

  • adjective setiferous having setae or bristles. 1
  • adjective setiferous bearing bristles 0
  • adjective setiferous having seta 0

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Origin of setiferous

First appearance:

before 1650
One of the 45% oldest English words
1650-60; < Latin sētiger bristle-bearing + -ous; see seti-, -gerous

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Parts of speech for Setiferous

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

setiferous popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 47% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 62% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

setiferous usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for setiferous

adj setiferous

  • aristate — Botany. having aristae; awned.
  • barbellate — (of plants or plant organs) covered with barbs, hooks, or bristles
  • bristly — Bristly hair is thick and rough.
  • chaetophorous — bearing bristles; setigerous.
  • hispid — rough with stiff hairs, bristles, or minute spines.

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