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Covered with or consisting of woolly tufts.
fluffy, woolly, downy, fuzzy, feathery, furry, velvety, shaggyView synonyms
- ‘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.’
Mid 18th century: from late Latin floccosus, from Latin floccus ‘flock’.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.