Botany. consisting of or bearing woolly tufts or long soft hairs.

1745–55; < Late Latin floccōsus full of tufts of wool. See floccus, -ose1

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floccose (ˈflɒkəʊs)
consisting of or covered with woolly tufts or hairs: floccose growths of bacteria
[C18: from Latin floccōsus full of flocks of wool]

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floccose floc·cose (flŏk'ōs)
Growing in short curving filaments or chains, closely but irregularly disposed. Used of certain bacteria.

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