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- n. a cloud species which consists of rounded tufts of cloud, often formed by dissipation from larger cloud species. Associated with cirrus, cirrocumulus, altocumulus, and stratocumulus genera.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The tuft of hair terminating the tail of mammals.
- n. A tuft of feathers on the head of young birds.
- n. A woolly filament sometimes occuring with the sporules of certain fungi.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A flock or tuft of wool or something resembling it.
- n. Specifically In zoology: The long tuft of hair which terminates the tail in some quadrupeds.
- n. In ornithology, the peculiar covering of newly hatched or unfledged birds; the generally downy plumage, of simple structure, growing at first from the skin.
- n. In botany: A small tuft of woolly hairs.
- n. plural In mycology, hyphæ or thread-like cells which compose the mycelium of a fungus, especially when they resemble fine wool.
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