Etymology
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fibrous (adj.)

"consisting of, or having the characteristics of, fibers," 1620s, from Modern Latin fibrosus, from Latin fibra "a fiber, filament" (see fiber).

updated on November 05, 2014

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Definitions of fibrous from WordNet

fibrous (adj.)
having or resembling fibers especially fibers used in making cordage such as those of jute;
Synonyms: hempen
fibrous (adj.)
(of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew;
Synonyms: sinewy / stringy / unchewable
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