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adj. Botany
Covered with tufts of soft hair, as the fruits of quince.

[Late Latin floccōsus, from Latin floccus, tuft of wool.]


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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Adj.1.floccose - (of plants) having tufts of soft woolly hairs
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
haired, hairy, hirsute - having or covered with hair; "Jacob was a hairy man"; "a hairy caterpillar"