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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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(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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any rushlike plant constituting the genus Eriophorum, of the sedge family, common in swampy places and bearing spikes resembling tufts of cotton.
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|Noun||1.||cotton 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
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cotton grassn (Bot) → erioforo
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