- n. 牙线；丝棉；乱丝
- vt. 用牙线洁牙
- vi. 用牙线清洁
- n. (Floss)人名；(英、德)弗洛斯
1. flocc- => floss.
2. fleece => floss.
来自拉丁语floccus, 羊毛，绒线，词源同flock, fleece.用来指棉花糖，牙线等。
- floss (n.)
- "rough silk," 1759, of uncertain origin, perhaps from French floche "tuft of wool" (16c.), from Old French floc "tuft, lock," from Latin floccus "tuft of wool" (see flock (n.2)). Or from a dialectal survival of an unrecorded Old English or Old Norse word from the root of fleece (n.). Compare the surname Flossmonger, attested 1314, which might represent a direct borrowing from Scandinavian or Low German. In "The Mill on the Floss" the word is the proper name of a fictitious river in the English Midlands. Meaning "fine silk thread" is from 1871, short for floss silk (1759). Dental floss is from 1872; the verb floss in reference to use of it is from 1909. Related: Flossed; flossing.
- 1. Brush your teeth after each meal and floss daily.
- 2. Draw the floss backwards and forwards between the teeth.
- 3. I know it's a good idea to use dental floss.
- 4. Craft Resources also sells yarn and embroidery floss.
- 5. His black hair fine as floss silk , hung in glossy curls about his round dimpled face.
- 他圆圆的脸蛋上有一对酒窝,头上覆盖着一圈圈光滑,鬈曲 、 细如绢丝的黑发.
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