an Alaskan curlew, Numenius tahitiensis, that winters in Polynesia, having bristlelike feathers on its thighs.
The Avifauna of Micronesia, Volume 3 Rollin H. Baker
noun a popular name for a polychaete
noun any of various grasses of the genus Setaria, such as S. viridis, having a bristly inflorescence
one of the short, stiff, coarse hairs of certain animals, especially hogs, used extensively in making brushes. anything resembling these hairs. to stand or rise stiffly, like bristles. to erect the bristles, as an irritated animal (often followed by up): The hog bristled up. to become rigid with anger or irritation: The man bristled when […]
covered or rough with bristles. like or resembling bristles. easily antagonized; irascible: a bristly person with few friends. Historical Examples Field Book of Western Wild Flowers Margaret Armstrong Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Vol. II: In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians Ambrose Bierce Mark Twain, […]