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cud·weed

 (kŭd′wēd′)
n.
Any of various plants in the composite family, especially of the genus Gnaphalium, having woolly leaves and small whitish or yellowish flower heads.
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cudweed

(ˈkʌdˌwiːd)
n
1. (Plants) any of various temperate woolly plants of the genus Gnaphalium, having clusters of whitish or yellow button-like flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
2. (Plants) any of several similar and related plants of the genus Filago, esp F. germanica
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cud•weed

(ˈkʌdˌwid)

n.
any of the composite plants of the genus Gnaphalium, having woolly leaves and tubular flowers.
[1540–50]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cudweed - any of numerous plants of the genus Gnaphalium having flowers that can be dried without loss of form or colorcudweed - any of numerous plants of the genus Gnaphalium having flowers that can be dried without loss of form or color
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
genus Gnaphalium, Gnaphalium - large widely distributed genus of coarse hairy herbs with whitish involucres
chafeweed, Gnaphalium sylvaticum, wood cudweed - weedy perennial of north temperate regions having woolly foliage and dirty white flowers in a leafy spike
2.cudweed - any plant of the genus Filago having capitate clusters of small woolly flower heads
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Filago - genus of small woolly herbs
Filago germanica, herba impia - (literally an undutiful herb) a variety of cotton rose
3.cudweed - perennial cottony-white herb of southwestern United Statescudweed - perennial cottony-white herb of southwestern United States
mugwort - any of several weedy composite plants of the genus Artemisia
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9:15 DNA EVIDENCE FOR THE RECOGNITION OF SEVERAL SPECIES OF CUDWEEDS (GAMOCHAETA, ASTERACEAE) IN THE EASTERN UNITED STATES
I have described them as small unassuming cudweeds and to most people they don't rate on the interest stakes.
Drury, 'The cluster and solitary-headed cudweeds native to New Zealand (Gnaphalium section Euchiton-Compositae)', New Zealand Journal of Botany, vol.