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[tuh-men-tohs, toh-muh n-tohs] /təˈmɛn toʊs, ˈtoʊ mənˌtoʊs/
adjective, Botany, Entomology
closely covered with down or matted hair.
Origin of tomentose
1690-1700; < New Latin tōmentōsus. See tomentum, -ose1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Leaves consist of three heart-shaped, serrated leaflets with purplish veins and are silvery white tomentose on the underside.
  • Some were found with tomentose leaves and one with white berries.
  • The abaxial surface of the thick leaves is tomentose and silvery-white.

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