cotton grass
noun Date: 1597 any of a genus (Eriophorum) of sedges with tufted spikes

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  • Cotton grass — Cotton Cot ton (k[o^]t t n), n. [F. coton, Sp. algodon the cotton plant and its wool, coton printed cotton, cloth, fr. Ar. qutun, alqutun, cotton wool. Cf. {Acton}, {Hacqueton}.] 1. A soft, downy substance, resembling fine wool, consisting of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cotton grass — n. any of a genus (Eriophorum) of grasslike plants of the sedge family, with flower heads resembling tufts of cotton, common in northern bogs …   English World dictionary

  • cotton grass — noun any sedge of the genus Eriophorum; north temperate bog plants with tufted spikes • Syn: ↑cotton rush • Hypernyms: ↑sedge • Hyponyms: ↑common cotton grass, ↑Eriophorum angustifolium • …   Useful english dictionary

  • cotton-grass — švylys statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šeima. Viksvuoliniai – Cyperaceae Juss. atitikmenys: lot. Eriophorum angl. cotton grass; cottonsedge vok. Mitzker; Wollgras rus. пушица lenk. wełnianka …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • cotton grass — cot′ton grass n. pln any rushlike plant constituting the genus Eriophorum, of the sedge family, common in swampy places and bearing spikes resembling tufts of cotton • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

  • cotton grass — any rushlike plant constituting the genus Eriophorum, of the sedge family, common in swampy places and bearing spikes resembling tufts of cotton. [1590 1600; so called from its cottonlike heads] * * * …   Universalium

  • cotton grass — noun a sedge producing tufts of long white silky hairs which aid in the dispersal of the seeds. [Genus Eriophorum.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • cotton-grass — …   Useful english dictionary

  • common cotton-grass — siauralapis švylys statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Eriophorum angustifolium angl. common cotton grass; narrow leaved cotton grass vok. schmalblättriges Wollgras; Torf Wollgras; wilde Baumwolle rus. пушица многоколосковая; пушица… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • narrow-leaved cotton-grass — siauralapis švylys statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Eriophorum angustifolium angl. common cotton grass; narrow leaved cotton grass vok. schmalblättriges Wollgras; Torf Wollgras; wilde Baumwolle rus. пушица многоколосковая; пушица… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

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