gla·brous /ˈgleɪbrəs/

–adjective Zoology, Botany.
having a surface devoid of hair or pubescence.

1630–40; < L glabr– (s. of glaber ) smooth, hairless + -ous

—Related forms
sub·gla·brous, adjective


He was old, bald, with a glabrous face, large pale-blue eyes, a thin red mouth, white complexion, a bony skull to which the skin clung like that of a mummy preserved in milk.

Source: The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco.

  1. 27 September 2010 at 12:20 pm

    This is frabjous.

  2. 27 September 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Callooh! Callay!

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