cotton weed

cottonweed

[kot-n-weed]
noun
any of various plants having stems and leaves covered with a soft, hoary pubescence.

Origin:
1555–65; cotton + weed1

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cottonweed (ˈkɒtənˌwiːd)
 
n
1.  a downy perennial plant, Otanthus maritimus, of European coastal regions, having small yellow flowers surrounded by large hairy bracts: family Asteraceae (composites)
2.  any of various similar plants

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