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set-apart
set-aside
set-back
set-down
Set-fair
Set-foil
set-in
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set-piece
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set-to
set-top box
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Setaria glauca
Setaria italica
Setaria italica rubrofructa
Setaria italica stramineofructa
Setaria viridis
setback
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seta definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: stalk of a moss capsule
2: a stiff hair or bristle

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural setae) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin saeta, seta bristle Date: circa 1793 a slender usually rigid or bristly and springy organ or part of an animal or plant setal adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. setae) Bot. & Zool. stiff hair; bristle. Derivatives: setaceous adj. Etymology: L, = bristle

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Seta Se"ta, n.; pl. Set[ae]. [L. seta, saeta, a bristle.] 1. (Biol.) Any slender, more or less rigid, bristlelike organ or part; as the hairs of a caterpillar, the slender spines of a crustacean, the hairlike processes of a protozoan, the bristles or stiff hairs on the leaves of some plants, or the pedicel of the capsule of a moss. 2. (Zo["o]l.) (a) One of the movable chitinous spines or hooks of an annelid. They usually arise in clusters from muscular capsules, and are used in locomotion and for defense. They are very diverse in form. (b) One of the spinelike feathers at the base of the bill of certain birds.

Moby Thesaurus

barb, barbel, bristle, capillament, cilium, coat, fleece, fur, hair, horsehair, mane, pelt, pile, pubescence, pubic hair, setula, setule, shag, striga, stubble, wool



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