Friday, August 9, 2013

Thesaurus Thursday: "Hirsute."

Is everyone glad it's almost the the weekend?

Today's word is "hirsute," an adjective meaning hairy or coarse-haired.  I had always heard this word in relation to animals, but apparently it is also often used in botany to describe parts of plants that are covered with stiff bristles.

In the story of Jacob and Esau, Jacob donned goat skins to fool his father into believing that he was his hirsute older brother.

It probably wasn't this dramatic.

Another post should be up this weekend :-).

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