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floccus

[ flok-uhs ]
/ ˈflɒk əs /
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noun, plural floc·ci [flok-sahy, -see]. /ˈflɒk saɪ, -si/.
a small tuft of woolly hairs.
adjective
Meteorology. (of a cloud) having elements in the form of small, rounded tufts.
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Origin of floccus

1835–45; <Latin: tuft of wool
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British Dictionary definitions for floccus

floccus
/ (ˈflɒkəs) /

noun plural flocci (ˈflɒksaɪ)
a downy or woolly covering, as on the young of certain birds
a small woolly tuft of hair
adjective
(of a cloud) having the appearance of woolly tufts at odd intervals in its structure

Word Origin for floccus

C19: from Latin: tuft of hair or wool, flock ²
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