to·​men·​tum tō-ˈmen-təm How to pronounce tomentum (audio)
plural tomenta tō-ˈmen-tə How to pronounce tomentum (audio)
: pubescence composed of densely matted woolly hairs

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, cushion stuffing

First Known Use

1699, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tomentum was in 1699

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“Tomentum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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