floss

Part of speech: noun

A small stream of water.

Part of speech: noun

Floss silk.

Part of speech: noun

The silk of some plants, as Indian corn.

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Usage examples "floss":

  1. Her hair was like gold floss. - "Love of Brothers", Katharine Tynan.
  2. When exposed to the full force of the sun, however, on the rosemaries in the enclosure, the balloons burst and shoot forth a ruddy flood of floss and tiny animals. - "The Life of the Spider", J. Henri Fabre.
  3. By this time nekik's pelt is prime, almost black, and as glossy as floss. - "The Story of the Trapper", A. C. Laut.