Definition of Floccose

1. Adjective. (of plants) having tufts of soft woolly hairs.

Category relationships: Flora, Plant, Plant Life
Similar to: Haired, Hairy, Hirsute



Definition of Floccose

1. a. Spotted with small tufts like wool.

Definition of Floccose

1. Adjective. (botany mycology) Covered or growing in wooly tufts. ¹

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Definition of Floccose

1. having woolly tufts [adj]

Medical Definition of Floccose

1. 1. Bearing tufts of soft hairs or wool which tend to rub off and adhere in small masses. Spotted with small tufts like wool. 2. Having tufts of soft hairs, which are often deciduous. Origin: L. Floccosus. Cf. 2d Flock. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Floccose

flobbergrasting
flobbergrasts
flobbing
flobby
flobs
floc
flocced
flocci
floccillation
floccinaucinihilipilificate
floccinaucinihilipilificated
floccinaucinihilipilificates
floccinaucinihilipilificating
floccinaucinihilipilification
floccing
floccose (current term)
floccose chanterelle
flocculable
flocculant
flocculants
floccular
floccular fossa
flocculate
flocculated
flocculates
flocculating
flocculation
flocculation reaction
flocculation test
flocculation tests

Literary usage of Floccose

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1. Contributions from the New York Botanical Garden by New York Botanical Garden (1904)
"Stout, about i m. high ; stem angled, loosely floccose; leaves oblanceolate in outline, about 2 dm. long, loosely floccose on both sides, divided two-thirds ..."

2. Forest flora of British Burma by Sulpice Kurz (1877)
"An evergreen shrub, 2- 4 ft. high, the young parts densely mealy floccose; leaves almost sessile, elliptical to oblong and ..."

3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and ...by Liberty Hyde Bailey by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"Sts. sparsely floccose, glabrescent, purplish: Ivs. ovate to broad- ovate, acuminate, ... Ste. sparsely white-floccose: tendrils interrupted: Ivs. small and ..."

4. Manual of British Botany, Containing the Flowering Plants and Ferns by Charles Cardale Babington (1874)
"l. ovate blunt coarsely dentate below floccose beneath when young, st.-l. 1 lanceolate narrowed at both ends, at. corymbose and floccose at the top, ..."

5. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1896)
"Perennial, woody, especially below, more or less floccose-tomentose throughout; stem erect or ... More densely floccose-tomentose; stem diffusely branched; ..."

6. Journal of Mycology by William Ashbrook Kellerman, Job Bicknell Ellis, Benjamin Matlack Everhart, United States Dept. of Agriculture. Section of Vegetable Pathology (1902)
"PILEUS convex to expanded, smooth, with very faint striae on the margin, covered with thick, chrome yellow, floccose patches of the volva, margin of pileus ..."

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