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cotton grass

noun
1.
any rushlike plant constituting the genus Eriophorum, of the sedge family, common in swampy places and bearing spikes resembling tufts of cotton.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; so called from its cottonlike heads
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cotton grass

noun
1.
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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