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Definitions of fibrous

  1. FIBROUSNESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2. having or resembling fibers especially fibers used in making cordage such as those of jute Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Containing, or consisting of, fibers; as, the fibrous coat of the cocoanut; the fibrous roots of grasses. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Composed of, or of the nature or form of, fine filaments or threadlike substance. Also, fibroid. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Composed of or containing fibres. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Consisting of, or containing, fibres. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Composed of or having the character of fibers. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Containing fibres; thread-like; possessing a structure separable into small threads or strings. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. Composed of fibres ; tissue ; roots. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

Usage examples for fibrous

  1. There were two layers of these fibres, very long and tough, the one layer crossing the other obliquely, and the whole was cemented together with a still finer fibrous and adhesive substance. – The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne
  2. For this reason, fibrous peat should be exposed when wet to winter weather. – Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel by Samuel William Johnson