Fuzz

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Fuzz

fine, light particles or fibres; loose, volatile matter. Fuzz ball, a kind of fungus or mushroom, which, when pressed, bursts and scatters a fine dust; a puffball.

Origin: cf. Prov. E. Fuzzy that ravels (of silk or cotton), D. Voos spongy, fungous, g. Faser filament. E. Feaze to untwist.