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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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Translations

cotton grass

n (Bot) → erioforo
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It's got rare fen raft spiders and several species of dragonfly for neighbours in the swaying, orchid-rich cotton grasses of the internationally protected Crymlyn marsh next door.
Among the species which will be airlifted and planted are common cotton and hares tail cotton grasses, bilberry, crowberry, cloudberry and cross-leaved heath.
Plants include ling heather, bilberry, bell heather, cross-leaved heath, crowberry, cranberry, cotton grasses and various mosses.