glabrous

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin glaber (smooth, hairless, bald) +‎ -ous.

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Adjective[edit]

glabrous (comparative more glabrous, superlative most glabrous)

  1. Smooth, hairless; bald.
    • 1973, Patrick O'Brian, HMS Surprise:
      ‘I am bound by precendent,’ said the First Lord, turning a vast glabrous expressionless face from Harte to Sir Joseph.
    • 1974, Guy Davenport, Tatlin!:
      Adriaan rose, pulling out his limbering glabrous cock, his eyes happy.
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin 2006, p. 143:
      The glabrous old head cranks round on him, stiff and slow, until the clouded eyes draw level with his own.

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