floccus

noun floc·cus \ˈfläkəs\

Definition of floccus

plural

flocci

\-äˌkī, -äˌkē, -äkˌsī, -äkˌsē\
  1. 1 :  a tuft of woolly hairs on a plant; specifically :  a mass of hyphal filaments or portion of mycelium of a fungus

  2. 2 [New Latin, from Latin] :  one of the small masses or tufts making up certain cloud formations

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Origin and Etymology of floccus

Latin, akin to Old High German blaha coarse linen, Old Swedish blā, blār oakum, Old Norse blæja cloth, bed sheet


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