Webster 1913 Edition
Consisting of wool;
Resembling wool; of the nature of wool.“My fleece of woolly hair.”
Clothed with wool.“Woolly breeders.”
Clothed with a fine, curly pubescence resembling wool.
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 (
an Australian tree (–
Eucalyptus longifolia), so named because of its fibrous bark.
a plant louse (–
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
the mongoose lemur.–
a long-tailed lemur (–
Indris laniger) native of Madagascar, having fur somewhat like wool; – called also
any South American monkey of the genus–
Lagothrix, as the caparro.
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.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Consisting of wool; as a woolly covering; a woolly fleece.
2.Resembling wool; as woolly hair.
3.Clothed with wool; as woolly breeders.
4.In botany, clothed with a pubescence resembling wool.