SETA'CEOUS, a. [L. seta, a bristle.]
1. Bristly; set with strong hairs; consisting of strong hairs; as a stiff setaceous tail.
2. In botany, bristle-shaped; having the thickness and length of a bristle; as a setaceous seaf or leaflet.
SE-TA'CEOUS, a. [L. seta, a bristle.]
- Bristly; set with bristles; consisting of bristles; as, a stiff setaceous tail. – Derham.
- In botany, bristle-shaped; having the thickness and length of a bristle; as, a setaceous leaf or leaflet. – Martyn.
Setaceous worm, a name given to a water worm that resembles a horse hair, vulgarly supposed to be an animated hair. But this is a mistake. – Encyc.
- Set with, or consisting of, bristles; bristly; as, a stiff,
- Bristelike in form or texture; as, a
setaceous feather; a setaceous leaf.