floccus


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floccus

(ˈflɒkəs)
n, pl flocci (ˈflɒksaɪ)
1. (Zoology) a downy or woolly covering, as on the young of certain birds
2. a small woolly tuft of hair
adj
(Physical Geography) (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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FLOCCUS A A tuft of woolly hair B Bacteria that grows on beer C Goods lost by shipwreck who am I?
The mornings of these outbreaks are characterised by the appearance of clouds called altocumulus floccus and altocumulus castellanus.