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cot·ton·weed

 (kŏt′n-wēd′)
n.
Any of various plants having cottony down, as some species of the genus Froelichia.

cottonweed

(ˈkɒtənˌwiːd)
n
1. (Plants) a downy perennial plant, Otanthus maritimus, of European coastal regions, having small yellow flowers surrounded by large hairy bracts: family Asteraceae (composites)
2. (Plants) any of various similar plants

cot•ton•weed

(ˈkɒt nˌwid)

n.
any of various wild plants with a hoary down on the leaves and stems.
[1555–65]
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Noun1.cottonweed - an American everlasting having foliage with soft wooly hairs and corymbose heads with pearly white bractscottonweed - an American everlasting having foliage with soft wooly hairs and corymbose heads with pearly white bracts
everlasting, everlasting flower - any of various plants of various genera of the family Compositae having flowers that can be dried without loss of form or color
Anaphalis, genus Anaphalis - a genus of herbs of north temperate regions having hoary leaves: pearly everlasting
2.cottonweed - any of various plants of the genus Froelichia found in sandy soils and on rocky slopes in warmer regions of America; grown for their spikes of woolly white flowers
Froelichia, genus Froelichia - genus of erect or procumbent herbs of the Americas having spikes of woolly white flowers: cottonweed
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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Within three years, the property was leveled and cleared of invasive blackberries, scotch broom and cottonweeds and a three-quarter-inch gravel base was put down to serve as a final grade.