Definition of Cotton grass
1. Noun. Any sedge of the genus Eriophorum; north temperate bog plants with tufted spikes.
Generic synonyms: Sedge
Group relationships: Eriophorum, Genus Eriophorum
Specialized synonyms: Common Cotton Grass, Eriophorum Angustifolium
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Literary usage of Cotton grass
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1. A Systematic Arrangement of British Plants by William Withering, William Macgillivray (1837)
"Round-headed Cotton-grass. Stem rounded in its creeping: stems jointed, smooth, ... Common Cotton-grass. Stem somewhat triangular ; leaves linear; ..."
2. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1903)
"the tufts of cotton-grass, and soft dangerous peat-banks fringing the numerous ... Near the margin of the moss the dominance of cotton-grass is frequently ..."
3. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1870)
"... under peculiar circumstances, has been seen to form thin silky threads, like tufts of cotton grass, made up of microscopic cubes (Warington, Chem. Soc. ..."
4. The Book of Grasses: An Illustrated Guide to the Common Grasses, and the by Mary Francis Baker (1912)
"Slender Cotton-grass blooms at least a month earlier than the Virginian ... The Virginian Cotton-grass, from one to four feet in height, is common from ..."
5. The Library Magazine (1887)
"... and round whose margin the cotton-grass waves its silver tuft of down, fosters melancholy. He who has once seen the autumn sun setting over the moors, ..."
6. A Zulu-Kafir Dictionary: Etymologically Explained, with Copious by Jacob Ludwig Döhne (1857)
"A sort of grass, called cotton-grass ; тегу soft and of little value, .... cottongrass ..."
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