Monday, December 17, 2012

Flocculent

Suggested by Chris H.

Definition: (from dictionary.com)
-adjective
1. like a clump or tuft of wool
2. covered with a soft, woolly substance
3. consisting of or containing loose woolly masses
4. flocky
5. chemistry. consisting of flocs and floccules

Examples:
"Santa's beard is quite flocculent - perhaps he should use more conditioner."
"Looking out the window, Rudolph thought the snow looked flocculent in its consistency."

Origin: (from etymonline.com)
"'resembling wool,' 1800, from Latin floccus 'lock of hair, flock of wool' + -ulent."

Awkwardness rating: 6

Santa's flocculent beard needs all those cookie crumbs cleaned out of it! (parentsware.com)

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