Chaetiferous a. Bearing bristles. Also chaetigerous and chaetopherous. If your boyfriend must start growing a beard, at least you ought to know what to call him.
Each Tuesday, we’ll offer up a Superior Word for the edification of our Superior Readers, via the volumes of the inimitable Peter Bowler. You can purchase all or any of the four Superior Person’s Books of Words from the Godine website. Chaetiferous appears in the Second.