[tuh-men-tohs, toh-muh n-tohs]
- closely covered with down or matted hair.
Origin of tomentose
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Leaves of medium size; deep green above, lighter green and tomentose below.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
Fronds one to several times pinnate, the lower surface hairy, or tomentose or powdery.The Fern Lover's Companion
George Henry Tilton
A useless weed, but very common in pasture and hay; forming tussocks, greyish-green, softly hairy (tomentose).Grasses
H. Marshall Ward
It is easily recognised by the uneven mixture of pink and ochraceous colors, and the very hairy or tomentose margin of the cap.
The species received its name from the tomentose, striate character of the stem.