- Botany. consisting of or bearing woolly tufts or long soft hairs.
Origin of floccose
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It is quite large in size, white or whitish, very woolly or floccose.
The stem is slender, nearly equal, floccose, bulbous at the base.
It has a big, ragged, floccose ring, and the pithy stem is inclined to be hollow.Mushroom Culture
Name from , a lock of wool, in allusion to the floccose down.
Floccose, composed of or bearing tufts of woolly or long and soft hairs.The Elements of Botany
- consisting of or covered with woolly tufts or hairsfloccose growths of bacteria
C18: from Latin floccōsus full of flocks of wool
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- Growing in short curving filaments or chains, closely but irregularly disposed. Used of certain bacteria.
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