• WordNet 3.6
    • adj papillose of or relating to or resembling papilla
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Papillose Covered with, or bearing, papillæ; resembling papillæ; papillate; papillar; papillary.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • papillose Full of papillæ; papilliferous; popular; pimply; warty: used loosely of many studded or bossed surfaces scarcely coming within the technical definition of papillate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Papillose full of papillæ, warty—also Pap′illous
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. papilleux,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., a small pustule, dim. of papula.


In literature:

Papillose -us: pimply; a surface covered with raised dots or pimples.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The hymenium is even, coriaceous, or waxy, costate, or papillose.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Style elongated awl-shaped, stigmatic and papillose down one side.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray