Definitions

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

  • adjective Covered with woolly hairs.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Woolly; covered with a substance resembling wool, as an animal, or the leaf or stem of a plant.

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

  • Wooly; covered with fine long hair, or hairlike filaments.
  • (Biol.) covered with dense often matted or curly hairs.

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

  • adjective Covered in or composed of wooly hairs.

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

  • adjective covered with dense cottony hairs or hairlike filaments

Etymologies

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

[Latin lānātus, from lāna, wool.]

Examples

  • BUDS -- terminal buds usually 3/8 to 3/4 of an inch long, subglobose to narrowly ovate, with 8-10 imbricate scales, the outermost of which are a blackish brown with dark brown tomentum, and a short mucronate or attenuate apex, inner scales light brown with longer lanate pubescence and apex acute to obtuse; lateral buds smaller, about 1/4 of an inch with tightly appressed scales.

    Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the 44th Annual Meeting Rochester, N.Y. August 31 and September 1, 1953

  • Judging from her appearance, the transformists tell us that she was an Anthidium, that is to say, she used to gather the soft cotton-wool from the dry stalks of the lanate plants and fashion it into wallets, in which to heap up the pollen-dust which she gleaned from the flowers by means of

    The Mason-Bees

  • The boy went to the neighbours, who found that Suresh Samboocharan and his wife, Pinky, had drank from a bottle of the pesticide, lanate.

    TrinidadExpress Today's News

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