floccule , flocculus, flock, floc
1 a small aggregate of flocculent material
2 something resembling a tuft of wool (C19: from Late Latin flocculus a little tuft; see flock2)
n sometimes functioning as pl
1 a group of animals of one kind, esp. sheep or birds
2 a large number of people; crowd
3 a body of Christians regarded as the pastoral charge of a priest, a bishop, the pope, etc.
4 Rare a band of people; group
5 to gather together or move in a flock
6 to go in large numbers
people flocked to the church
(Old English flocc; related to Old Norse flokkr crowd, Middle Low German vlocke)
1 a tuft, as of wool, hair, cotton, etc.
a waste from fabrics such as cotton, wool, or other cloth used for stuffing mattresses, upholstered chairs, etc.
b (as modifier)
3 very small tufts of wool applied to fabrics, wallpaper, etc., to give a raised pattern
4 another word for →
5 tr to fill, cover, or ornament with flock
(C13: from Old French floc, from Latin floccus; probably related to Old High German floccho down, Norwegian flugsa snowflake)
n a type of wallpaper with a raised pattern
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