Botany. set with stiff bristles of hairs; hispid.
Zoology. marked with fine, closely set ridges, grooves, or points.
(botany) bearing stiff hairs or bristles: strigose leaves
(zoology) marked with fine closely set grooves or ridges
noun 1. Johannes Gerhardus (joˈhanəs ɡeːrˈhɑːdəs). 1893–1958, South African statesman; prime minister (1954–58)
adjective 1. being cause for a strike, as by union members: strikable labor issues.
- Strike a balance
Find a compromise, as in We have to strike a balance between what we want and what we can afford. This expression alludes to accounting, where it signifies finding a profit or loss by weighing income versus outlay. [ Mid-1800s ]
- Strike a chord
Trigger a feeling or memory, as in That poem strikes a chord in all those touched by the Holocaust. This term alludes to striking the strings or keys of a musical instrument. [ First half of 1800s ]