Its first usage dates back to 1655-65 and has originated from the combination of two words ‘seta’ and ‘aceous’. Seta means a bristle and aceous is a suffix, which means similar to or having the nature of something.
The dictionary definitions for setaceous are as follows:
1) Object with bristles/thorns or barbs
2) Similar to bristles/thorns in nature
3) Shaped like bristles
Master tip to learn setaceous:
Setaceous sounds wicked just like its meaning. However, to make it easier, we can associate the word setaceous with delicious in a way, seta is delicious.
Setaceous can be used in following ways:
1) Porcupine is a setaceous animal. (Adjective)
2) She is a setaceous lady, as she never fails to plot against her mother-in-law.
3) My dog’s coat is setaceous due to cold.
4) He steaceously killed her wife on the day of their wedding. (Adverb)