tomentum

noun
to·​men·​tum | \ tō-ˈmen-təm How to pronounce tomentum (audio) \
plural tomenta\ tō-​ˈmen-​tə How to pronounce tomentum (audio) \

Definition of tomentum

: pubescence composed of densely matted woolly hairs

First Known Use of tomentum

1699, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tomentum

New Latin, from Latin, cushion stuffing

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“Tomentum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tomentum. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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