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Meaning of WOOLLY

Pronunciation:  'wûlee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  covered with dense cottony hairs or hairlike filaments; "the woolly aphid has a lanate coat resembling cotton"
  2. [adj]  covered with dense often matted or curly hairs; "woolly lambs"
  3. [adj]  confused and vague; used especially of thinking; "muddleheaded ideas"; "your addled little brain"; "woolly thinking"; "woolly-headed ideas"
  4. [adj]  having a fluffy character or appearance

WOOLLY is a 6 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: addled, befuddled, confused, flocculent, hairy, hirsute, lanate, muddled, muzzy, soft, woolly-headed, wooly, wooly-minded



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Wool"ly\, a.
1. Consisting of wool; as, a woolly covering; a woolly

2. Resembling wool; of the nature of wool. ``My fleece of
   woolly hair.'' --Shak.

3. Clothed with wool. ``Woolly breeders.'' --Shak.

4. (Bot.) Clothed with a fine, curly pubescence resembling

{Woolly bear} (Zo["o]l.), the hairy larva of several species
   of bombycid moths. The most common species in the United
   States are the salt-marsh caterpillar (see under {Salt}),
   the black and red woolly bear, or larva of the Isabella
   moth (see Illust., under {Isabella Moth}), and the yellow
   woolly bear, or larva of the American ermine moth
   ({Spilosoma Virginica}).

{Woolly butt} (Bot.), an Australian tree ({Eucalyptus
   longifolia}), so named because of its fibrous bark.

{Woolly louse} (Zo["o]l.), a plant louse ({Schizoneura, or
   Erisoma, lanigera}) which is often very injurious to the
   apple tree. It is covered with a dense coat of white
   filaments somewhat resembling fine wool or cotton. In
   exists in two forms, one of which infests the roots, the
   other the branches. See Illust. under {Blight}.

{Woolly macaco} (Zo["o]l.), the mongoose lemur.

{Woolly maki} (Zo["o]l.), a long-tailed lemur ({Indris
   laniger}) native of Madagascar, having fur somewhat like
   wool; -- called also {avahi}, and {woolly lemur}.

{Woolly monkey} (Zo["o]l.), any South American monkey of the
   genus {Lagothrix}, as the caparro.

{Woolly rhinoceros} (Paleon.), an extinct rhinoceros
   ({Rhinoceros tichorhinus}) which inhabited the arctic
   regions, and was covered with a dense coat of woolly hair.
   It has been found frozen in the ice of Siberia, with the
   flesh and hair well preserved.