Floccose Floc*cose", a. [L. floccosus. Cf. 2d {Flock}, n.] 1. Spotted with small tufts like wool. --Wright. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Having tufts of soft hairs, which are often deciduous. [1913 Webster]

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  • floccose — [fläk′ōs΄] adj. [LL floccosus < L floccus: see FLOCCUS] covered with soft wool or wool like tufts …   English World dictionary

  • floccose — /flok ohs/, adj. 1. Bot. consisting of or bearing woolly tufts or long soft hairs. 2. flocculent. [1745 55; < LL floccosus full of tufts of wool. See FLOCCUS, OSE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • floccose — adjective Covered or growing in wooly tufts …   Wiktionary

  • floccose — In bacteriology, applied to a growth of short, curving filaments or chains closely but irregularly disposed. [L. floccus, a flock of wool] * * * floc·cose (flokґōs) [L. floccosus full of flocks of wool] woolly; said of a bacterial growth… …   Medical dictionary

  • floccose — floc·cose || flÉ‘kəʊs / flÉ’k adj. hairy, having small tufts (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • floccose — [ flɒkəʊs] adjective chiefly Botany covered with or consisting of woolly tufts. Origin C18: from late L. floccosus, from L. floccus flock …   English new terms dictionary

  • floccose —   Bearing soft, uneven hairs, e.g. the cataphylls of Cycas cairnsiana …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • floccose — floc·cose …   English syllables

  • floccose — /ˈflɒkoʊs/ (say flokohs), /flɒˈkoʊs/ (say flo kohs) adjective 1. Botany consisting of or bearing woolly tufts or long soft hairs. 2. → flocculent. {Late Latin floccōsus, from Latin floccus flock of wool} …   Australian English dictionary

  • floccose —   a. woolly …   Dictionary of difficult words

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