noun, plural to·men·ta [tuh-men-tuh]. /təˈmɛn tə/. Botany, Entomology.
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Origin of tomentum
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The foxy flavor, the tomentum of the leaf, the pulpy flesh, and the usually continuous tendrils are all from Labrusca.The Grapes of New York|U. P. Hedrick
The caps are convex, covered with a tawny-brown fibrillose tomentum.
A neat, small-growing species, with white flowers and glossy-green leaves covered with a rusty-white tomentum beneath.
The whole tree is usually covered with a scaly tomentum, while the fruit is a black flattened drupe.
The plant is quite hardy and easily identified because of its long and slender stem, with the grayish tomentum at the base.