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A clump or tuft, as of growing grass.
1. (Botany) a dense tuft of vegetation, esp of grass
a. short for tussock grass
b. the tussock country where tussock grass grows
[C16: perhaps related to tusk]
a tuft or clump of growing grass or the like.
[1540–50; appar. akin to Middle High German zūsach thicket, derivative of zūse lock (of hair), brushwood. See -ock]
Tussocka tuft; a small cluster.
Examples: tussock of long grass, 1607; of hair, 1550; of leaves, 1783; of thorns, 1681; of twigs.
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|Noun||1.||tussock - a bunch of hair or feathers or growing grass|
bunch, clump, cluster, clustering - a grouping of a number of similar things; "a bunch of trees"; "a cluster of admirers"
wisp - a small tuft or lock; "wisps of hair"
hexenbesen, staghead, witch broom, witches' broom - an abnormal tufted growth of small branches on a tree or shrub caused by fungi or insects or other physiological disturbance
coma - (botany) a usually terminal tuft of bracts (as in the pineapple) or tuft of hairs (especially on certain seeds)