tomentose

adjective

to·​men·​tose tō-ˈmen-ˌtōs How to pronounce tomentose (audio)
ˈtō-mən-
: covered with densely matted woolly hairs
a tomentose leaf

Word History

Etymology

New Latin tomentosus, from tomentum

First Known Use

1698, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tomentose was in 1698

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Cite this Entry

“Tomentose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tomentose. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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