from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being woolly or flocculent; adhesion in small flocks or tufts; the condition of containing flocculi.
  • noun In entomology, a soft, white, waxy substance exuded from various parts of the body, but primarily from the abdomen. It is found most commonly in the Homoptera.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state of being flocculent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The condition of being flocculent


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