Horace, my son, do you really feel equal to the task of taking this tuft of feathers to New York?
A tuft of hair stood up on his crown like the crest on a game-cock.
To the end of a hollow reed she has fastened a tuft of grass.
The legs are firm and muscular; the tail is short, with a tuft at the end.
Nest—On the ground, consisting of a bed of dead leaves, under a bush or tuft of grass or weeds.
A tuft of thyme forms a grove in the centre of their establishment.
In the beauty of poems are henceforth the tuft and final applause of science.
The tuft of whiskers on his chin seemed to quiver into an accompaniment to his words.
Nest built in a tuft of grass; made of fine roots and grass, lined with feathers.
Do you see that beautiful large bird with a tuft on its forehead?
late 14c., perhaps from Old French touffe "tuft of hair," either from Late Latin tufa "a kind of crest on a helmet" (also found in Late Greek toupha), or from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German zopf, Old Norse toppr "tuft, summit;" see top (n.1)).