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View synonyms for floccose

floccose

[ flok-ohs ]

adjective

  1. Botany. consisting of or bearing woolly tufts or long soft hairs.


floccose

/ ˈflɒkəʊs /

adjective

  1. consisting of or covered with woolly tufts or hairs

    floccose growths of bacteria



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Word History and Origins

Origin of floccose1

First recorded in 1745–55, floccose is from the Late Latin word floccōsus full of tufts of wool. See floccus, -ose 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of floccose1

C18: from Latin floccōsus full of flocks of wool
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Example Sentences

The plants are usually hygrophanous, but when dry, floccose or slightly silky.

This species differs mainly from H. leporinus in that the latter is quite floccose on the pileus.

Pileus is rather fleshy, convex, then expanded, torn into adpressed floccose scales.

Veil rather thick, floccose, disappearing, leaving remnant on stem and margin of pileus when fresh.

Stem even at the base, tapering to a short root, transversely floccose, scaly both above and below the ring.

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