floccose

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj floccose (of plants) having tufts of soft woolly hairs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Floccose (Bot) Having tufts of soft hairs, which are often deciduous.
    • Floccose Spotted with small tufts like wool.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • floccose Woolly; specifically, in botany, composed of or bearing flocci.
    • floccose In ornithology, same as flocculent, 3.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Floccose woolly
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. floccosus,. Cf. 2d Flock (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. floc—L. floccus, a lock of wool.

Usage

In literature:

Stem 2 inches by 2 lines, at first floccose stuffed.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
Floccose: Of a dense woolly structure.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
Mycelium floccose, giving rise to a distinct hymenium, fungus fleshy, membranaceous, woody or gelatinous.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
It is sometimes smooth, sometimes floccose.
"Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous" by Thomas Taylor
P. unequal, yellowish white, with paler large woolly floccose scales when dry; g. striato-decur.
"European Fungus Flora: Agaricaceae" by George Massee
F., the texture tends to become loose, floccose to granular.
"The Book of Cheese" by Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
It has a big, ragged, floccose ring, and the pithy stem is inclined to be hollow.
"Mushroom Culture" by W. Robinson
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