What does the word flocculent mean?

Usage examples for flocculent

  1. The earth was a cold dead heap, coloured drearily, the sky was dark with flocculent grey ash, and she herself an upright mass of soft ash. – The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence
  2. The most conspicuous part of the nebula bears a slight resemblance to the wing of a bird; it consists of flocculent masses of nebulous matter possessing a faint greenish tinge. – The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost' by Thomas Orchard
  3. The wind was fresh; the river sang; the clouds of a glittering whiteness, a flocculent lightness, floated high in the blue sky. – The Story of Old Fort Loudon by Charles Egbert Craddock

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