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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