AskDefine | Define rugose

Dictionary Definition

rugose adj : of leaves; ridged or wrinkled

User Contributed Dictionary



From rūgōsus "wrinkled"


  • italbrac RP /rʊˈgəʊs/
  • italbrac US /ˌruːˈgoʊs/
  • Rhymes with: -əʊs


  1. Having wrinkles, creases or ridges
  2. Having a rough, wrinkled surface


having wrinkles, creases, or ridges
having a rough wrinkled surface

Extensive Definition

Rugose means "wrinkled". It may refer to:
  • Idiosoma nigrum, more commonly, a black rugose trapdoor spider
  • Rugosa, an extinct order of coral, whose rugose shape earned it the name
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