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cotton grass

n.
Any of various sedges of the genus Eriophorum, chiefly of wet places in northern temperate and cold regions and bearing one or more conspicuous tufts of cottony bristles.

cotton grass

n
(Plants) any of various N temperate and arctic grasslike bog plants of the cyperaceous genus Eriophorum, whose clusters of long silky hairs resemble cotton tufts. Also called: bog cotton

cot′ton grass`


n.
any rushlike plant constituting the genus Eriophorum, of the sedge family, common in swampy places and bearing spikes resembling tufts of cotton.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cotton grass - any sedge of the genus Eriophorumcotton grass - any sedge of the genus Eriophorum; north temperate bog plants with tufted spikes
sedge - grasslike or rushlike plant growing in wet places having solid stems, narrow grasslike leaves and spikelets of inconspicuous flowers
common cotton grass, Eriophorum angustifolium - having densely tufted white cottony or downlike glumes
Translations

cotton grass

n (Bot) → erioforo
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