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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Covered or growing in wooly tufts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Spotted with small tufts like wool.
  • adj. Having tufts of soft hairs, which are often deciduous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • adj. (of plants) having tufts of soft woolly hairs


Late Latin floccōsus, from Latin floccus, tuft of wool.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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