Definition of floccose in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfläkōs/


chiefly Botany
Covered with or consisting of woolly tufts.
Example sentences
  • The ring is floccose, off-white, not striate on the surface.
  • Colonies were 40 mm in diameter, white, floccose, and attached to the surface of the medium.


Mid 18th century: from late Latin floccosus, from Latin floccus 'flock'.

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Syllabification: floc·cose

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