Definition of Cottonweed

1. Noun. An American everlasting having foliage with soft wooly hairs and corymbose heads with pearly white bracts.




2. Noun. Any of various plants of the genus Froelichia found in sandy soils and on rocky slopes in warmer regions of America; grown for their spikes of woolly white flowers.
Group relationships: Froelichia, Genus Froelichia
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant

Definition of Cottonweed

1. n. See Cudweed.

Definition of Cottonweed

1. Noun. Any of several unrelated plants that have downy heads, but especially such plants of the genus (spelink Froelichia). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cottonweed

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cottonweed

cottonous
cottonpox
cottons
cottons to
cottonseed
cottonseed cake
cottonseed meal
cottonseed oil
cottonseeds
cottontail
cottontail rabbit
cottontails
cottontop
cottontop tamarin
cottontops
cottonweed (current term)
cottonweeds
cottonwick
cottonwood
cottonwoods
cottony
cottown
cottowns
cottrel
cottrels
cotts
cottuses
cotunneling
cotunnelling
cotunnite

Literary usage of Cottonweed

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1. Flora of the Rocky Mountains and Adjacent Plains, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming by Per Axel Rydberg (1917)
"... cottonweed 186 SNAKE-HOOT 609 BUTTON 844 WHITE 841 SNAKE'S HEAD 1022 SNAPDRAGON 762 SNEEZEWEED 954 ..."

2. A Manual of Weeds: With Descriptions of All the Most Pernicious and by Ada Eljiva Georgia (1914)
"... L. Other English names: Silkweed, cottonweed. Native. Perennial. Propagates by seeds and by rootstocks. Sced-time: August to October. ..."

3. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"cottonweed Herbaceous annual Dry, open, sandy soil, often along railroads. • Gomphrena globosa L. Globe-amaranth Herbaceous annual Ballast. ..."

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