Part of speech: adjective


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Usage examples "hirsute":

  1. A wild, sanguinary, licentious noble, wearing his hair and beard unshorn, according to ancient Batavian custom, until the death of his relative, Egmont, should have been expiated, a worthy descendant of the Wild Boar of Ardennes, this hirsute and savage corsair seemed an embodiment of vengeance. - "The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74", John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009.
  2. It is a hirsute plant, with stalked leaves and hairy seed pods; and when produced in our gardens its young leaves are eaten as a salad, or as " Mustard, with Cress." - "Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure", William Thomas Fernie.
  3. " Ah," he said, observing his visitor's bundles, " you come in like a Santa Claus coadjutor, a youthful Santa Claus, not yet dignified by that hirsute appendage to the chin without which no Santa Claus is complete." - "The Mayor of Warwick", Herbert M. Hopkins.