Definition of tomentose in English:

tomentose

adjective

Botany
  • See tomentum

    • ‘The petals are bright Indian-orange, silvery tomentose outside and glossy inside.’
    • ‘They begin to form in late August and early September and are visible as white, tomentose buds at the base of the stems.’
    • ‘Each inflorescence bears numerous, small flowers with widely spreading tepals, tomentose on the outer surface, and a labellum with well-developed side lobes.’
    • ‘Both the corolla and calyx are fairly rigid and tomentose externally.’

Pronunciation

tomentose

/təˈmɛntəʊs/