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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Covered with tufts of soft hair, as the fruits of quince.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Woolly; specifically, in botany, composed of or bearing flocci.
  • In ornithology, same as flocculent, 3.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Spotted with small tufts like wool.
  • adjective (Bot.) Having tufts of soft hairs, which are often deciduous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective botany, mycology Covered or growing in wooly tufts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (of plants) having tufts of soft woolly hairs

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Late Latin floccōsus, from Latin floccus, tuft of wool.]

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