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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Woolly  \Wool"ly\,  a. 
  1.  Consisting  of  wool;  as  a  woolly  covering;  a  woolly 
  fleece. 
 
  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 
  wool. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Avahi 
  n  :  a  genus  of  Indriidae  [syn:  {Avahi},  {genus  Avahi}] 




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