from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having a fluffy or woolly appearance.
- adj. Chemistry Made up of or containing woolly masses.
- adj. Zoology Having a soft, waxy, and woollike covering, as certain insects.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Flocculated, resembling bits of wool, woolly.
- adj. Covered in a woolly substance; downy.
- adj. Flaky.
- n. diminutive of flocculent spiral galaxy
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Clothed with small flocks or flakes; woolly.
- adj. Applied to the down of newly hatched or unfledged birds.
- adj. Having a structure like shredded wool, as some precipitates.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Like a flock of wool; fleecy; woolly.
- Specifically Coalescing and adhering in locks or flocks.
- In ornithology, like or pertaining to the floccus. See floccus, 2 . Also floccose.
- In entomology, covered, as an insect, or any part of it, with a soft, waxy substance, generally white in color and adhering in irregular flakes or strings, often of considerable length, as in many Homoptera.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having a fluffy character or appearance
From Latin floccus ‘flock of wool’. (Wiktionary)