Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
Covered with or consisting of woolly tufts.‘The ring is floccose, off-white, not striate on the surface.’
fluffy, woolly, downy, fuzzy, feathery, furry, velvety, shaggy
- ‘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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