- Botany. consisting of or bearing woolly tufts or long soft hairs.
Origin of floccose
Related Words for floccoseflocculent, fluffy, hairy, hirsute, shaggy, soft, pilose, floccose, lanose, pileous, whiskered
Examples from the Web for floccose
Historical Examples of floccose
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
Word Origin for floccose
- Growing in short curving filaments or chains, closely but irregularly disposed. Used of certain bacteria.