cotton bush


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cotton bush

n
(Plants) Austral any of various downy chenopodiaceous shrubs, esp Kochia aphylla, which is used to feed livestock
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As part of the grant, more than six hectares of Oxford Creek in the Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment will undergo removal of noxious and aquatic weeds including the Bidens, Cotton Bush, Crofton, Ludwigia, Turkey Rhubarb, Morning Glory, Lantana, Privet, Bamboo, Wild tobacco, Tradescantia, Watsonia, Moth vine, Honeysuckle vine, Madeira vine, Cassia, Coral tree, Blackberry, Asparagus fern, Ginger lily, Pampas grass.
Originally, he sought only to contain slavery to its constitutionally and politically (Missouri Compromise) defined area, where he knew it was destined to wither on the cotton bush within a few decades--an obnoxious anachronism barricaded into the agrarian, southeast corner of an otherwise emerging industrial and commercial nation.