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.

(01 Mar 1998)