flocci

floccus

[flok-uhs]
noun, plural flocci [flok-sahy, -see] .
1.
a small tuft of woolly hairs.
adjective
2.
Meteorology. (of a cloud) having elements in the form of small, rounded tufts.

Origin:
1835–45; < Latin: tuft of wool

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floccus (ˈflɒkəs)
 
n , pl flocci
1.  a downy or woolly covering, as on the young of certain birds
2.  a small woolly tuft of hair
 
adj
3.  (of a cloud) having the appearance of woolly tufts at odd intervals in its structure
 
[C19: from Latin: tuft of hair or wool, flock²]

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