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
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
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective (of plants) having tufts of soft woolly hairs
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
I had made these with my own hands, and styled them on the Ethiopian model of beauty, full and floccose.
(New South Wales), Autun, etc., boghead have shown us merely a yellowish-brown amorphous mass holding in suspension lens-shaped or radiating floccose masses which it is scarcely possible to refer to any known vegetable organism.
+Cap+ bright yellowish or orange color, 3 to 7 inches broad, convex, then flattened, gibbous, that is, more convex on one side than on the other; viscid, covered with woolly (floccose) scales, which often separate.
[Footnote 1: On rotten wood.] [Footnote 2: A floccose ring.] [Footnote 3: At first, adpressed to stem.] [Footnote 4: Top shaped.]
These floccose scales are formed as a result of the separation of the annulus from the outer layer of the stem.
White floccose scales on cap (var. coroniferum) and appendiculate veil; caps whitish or brown, tawny, or tinge of ochre.
In some cases the volva is probably thinner than in others, and with the rapid expansion of the pileus in wet weather the scales would be smaller, or more floccose.
The = stem = is cylindrical, even, or slightly tapering upward, hollow or stuffed, not bulbous, smooth, or with mealy particles or prominent floccose scales.
The stem is fleshy to fibrous, the same color as the pileus, floccose scaly more or less up to the veil, smooth or white pruinose above the veil, straight or curved, somewhat striate below.
As the veil is split off from the surface of the stem, the latter is torn into numerous floccose scales, as shown in Fig. 59.