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floccus

[ flok-uhs ]

noun

, plural floc·ci [flok, -sahy, -see].
  1. a small tuft of woolly hairs.


adjective

  1. Meteorology. (of a cloud) having elements in the form of small, rounded tufts.

floccus

/ ˈflɒkəs /

noun

  1. a downy or woolly covering, as on the young of certain birds
  2. a small woolly tuft of hair


adjective

  1. (of a cloud) having the appearance of woolly tufts at odd intervals in its structure

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Word History and Origins

Origin of floccus1

1835–45; < Latin: tuft of wool

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Word History and Origins

Origin of floccus1

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

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