Definition of floccose in English:

floccose

adjective

Botany
  • Covered with or consisting of woolly tufts.

    • ‘Colonies were 40 mm in diameter, white, floccose, and attached to the surface of the medium.’
    • ‘The ring is floccose, off-white, not striate on the surface.’
    fluffy, woolly, downy, fuzzy, feathery, furry, velvety, shaggy
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Origin

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

Pronunciation:

floccose

/ˈfläkōs/