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[tuh-men-tohs, toh-muh n-tohs]
adjective Botany, Entomology.
  1. closely covered with down or matted hair.
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Origin of tomentose

From the New Latin word tōmentōsus, dating back to 1690–1700. See tomentum, -ose1
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Examples from the Web for tomentose

Historical Examples of tomentose

  • 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).


    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.