As a noun tuft
is a bunch of feathers, grass or hair, etc, held together at the base.
As a verb tuft
is to provide or decorate with a tuft or tufts.
As an adjective floccose is
(botany|mycology) covered or growing in wooly tufts.
A bunch of feathers, grass or hair, etc., held together at the base.
A cluster of threads drawn tightly through upholstery, a mattress or a quilt, etc., to secure and strengthen the padding.
A small clump of trees or bushes.
(historical) A gold tassel on the cap worn by titled undergraduates at English universities.
(historical) A person entitled to wear such a tassel.
* T. Hughes
- Several young tufts , and others of the faster men.
To provide or decorate with a tuft or tufts.
To form into tufts.
To secure and strengthen (a mattress, quilt, etc.) with tufts.
To be formed into tufts.
(botany, mycology) Covered or growing in wooly tufts.