floccus

floccus
/flok"euhs/, n., pl. flocci /flok"suy, -see/, adj.
n.
1. a small tuft of woolly hairs.
adj.
2. Meteorol. (of a cloud) having elements in the form of small, rounded tufts.
[1835-45; < L: tuft of wool]

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