floccus

noun
floc·cus | \ ˈfläkəs \
plural flocci\-äˌkī, -äˌkē, -äkˌsī, -äkˌsē \

Definition of floccus 

1 : a tuft of woolly hairs on a plant specifically : a mass of hyphal filaments or portion of mycelium of a fungus

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

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History and Etymology for 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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