What does the word fibrous mean?

Usage examples for fibrous

  1. The living vegetable has at least the appearance of acting under its influence; for, as if it knew that light was necessary for its health and growth, it invariably turns towards the light;- as if it knew that certain kinds of decayed matter were better fitted for its nourishment than others, it pushes out new fibrous roots in the direction of the spot where they are to be found;- and even when isolated on a rock, or a wall, at a distance from sufficient soil and moisture, it husbands its scanty means, and sends down from its elevation an extra root to the ground, to collect additional nourishment where it is to be had. – A Practical Enquiry into the Philosophy of Education by James Gall
  2. The lining was tough and fibrous, a sort of coarse material corresponding to the silk of a spider of normal size, although these strands were as large as my little finger, and strong as cables. – The Death-Traps of FX-31 by Sewell Peaslee Wright
  3. She gathered dead leaves and shreds of fibrous inner bark, and knelt beside the dull coals to blow them into life. – Into the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet