flocking

noun
flock·ing | \ˈflä-kiŋ \

Definition of flocking 

: a design in flock

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The trees - 6 feet tall and covered with white flocking – arrived Tuesday at the longtime unofficial campsite for the homeless. Alyson Ward And Keri Blakinger, Houston Chronicle, "Homeless camp now adorned with the 'gift' of Christmas trees," 21 Dec. 2017 FEET FIRST mats are made from 100% recycled truck tires with durable nylon flocking, usable indoors or out, washable, durable, and endearing…. Bruce Sterling, WIRED, "Fake Manhole-Cover Doormats," 16 Jan. 2008 All of this is creating a toxic political environment in much of the advanced world, driving greater polarization and the flocking of voters to candidates outside the mainstream. Neil Irwin, New York Times, "Interest Rates Have Fallen Around the World," 27 June 2016

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First Known Use of flocking

circa 1874, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flocking was circa 1874

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