What is another word for tomentum?

Pronunciation: [tə͡ʊmˈɛntəm] (IPA)

Tomentum is a Latin term that refers to the fine, velvety hairs or fur-like covering that can be found on various leaves, stems, and fruits of plants. In botanical terms, tomentose plants are those covered in dense, matted hairs that give them a fuzzy texture. Other synonyms for tomentum include pubescence, fuzz, and down. These terms are all used to describe the same characteristic furry, soft exterior that is found on some plant surfaces. Sometimes, tomentum may also be referred to as pilosity or trichomes, both of which are also words that refer to hair-like growths on plants.

What are the hypernyms for Tomentum?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Tomentum?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Tomentum

The surface of the pileus seems to be covered with a very fine velvety tomentum which glistens as the cap is turned in the light.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc."
George Francis Atkinson
The upper surface of the pileus is smooth, or sometimes more or less covered with a tomentum similar to that on the margin.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc."
George Francis Atkinson
The stem is solid, tough and elastic, curved or straight, covered with a dense black tomentum, sometimes with violet shades.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc."
George Francis Atkinson

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