Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

tomentose

[tuh-men-tohs, toh-muh n-tohs]
See more synonyms for tomentose on Thesaurus.com
adjective Botany, Entomology.
  1. closely covered with down or matted hair.
Show More

Origin of tomentose

From the New Latin word tōmentōsus, dating back to 1690–1700. See tomentum, -ose1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for tomentose

Historical Examples

  • 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.