cotton grass


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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
References in classic literature ?
We found a short valley between rugged tors which led to an open, grassy space flecked over with the white cotton grass.
Cotton grass around Coquet Valley in Northumberland
Prof Mark Reed, who led research at BCU, said: "The call of a curlew or cotton grass quivering in the wind are sights many of us may associate with our often solitary, yet beautiful moorland landscape.
And thanks to the work we've already done to tackle Molinia, we are going to be able to plant more species such as heather, cotton grass and bilberries.
There has been a lack of cotton grass seed heads for pre-nesting hens - it appeared two months too late.
Plant diversity rose again, but instead of reviving pre-ice Age species, moister soils allowed grasses to rise in prominence and new species such as horsetails, cotton grass, willows and other woody plants to invade.
For example, the greater the level of peat, the more likely it is that acid-tolerant plants and flowers, such as heather, sundew, cotton grass and milkwort, will be found.
The homes hit are in Cramond Drive, The Archies View, Salt Marsh Drive, Cotton Grass Court, Foxglove Gardens, Cloud Berry Place, Bothlin Court, Rutherford Drive, Rutherford Road, Carriesbrook Avenue, Robb Terrace, Lapwing Avenue and Blairhill Avenue.
Welsh Black cattle amongst the cotton grass on Hafod y Llan farm, Snowdonia Picture: JOE CORNISH
Cotton Grass Theatre present Alan Bennett's Talking Heads: Curdworth Village Hall.
At their winter pastures they eat sedges, cotton grass, horsetail ferns, and harebell or hare's-tail herbs.