Tuft vs Floccose - What's the difference?

tuft | floccose |


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.

tuft

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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.

    Derived terms

    *tufthunting *tufthunter

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To provide or decorate with a tuft or tufts.
  • (Thomson)
  • To form into tufts.
  • To secure and strengthen (a mattress, quilt, etc.) with tufts.
  • To be formed into tufts.
  • floccose

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (botany, mycology) Covered or growing in wooly tufts.
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