floccus


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floccus

[′fläk·əs]
(botany)
A tuft of woolly hairs.
(meteorology)
A cloud species in which each element is a small tuft with a rounded top and a ragged bottom.
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The mornings of these outbreaks are characterised by the appearance of clouds called altocumulus floccus and altocumulus castellanus.