Definition of


  1. (adj, all) having or resembling fibers especially fibers used in making cordage such as those of jute
  2. (adj, all) (of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew

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Synonyms of Fibrous

hempen, sinewy, stringy, unchewable

Alternate forms of Fibrous

Derivations: fiber

Origin of the word Fibrous

  1. 1620s, from Mod.L. fibrosus, from L. fibra (see fiber). more

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