Definition of Tussock

1. Noun. A bunch of hair or feathers or growing grass.

Exact synonyms: Tuft
Generic synonyms: Bunch, Clump, Cluster, Clustering
Specialized synonyms: Wisp, Hexenbesen, Staghead, Witch Broom, Witches' Broom, Coma



Definition of Tussock

1. n. A tuft, as of grass, twigs, hair, or the like; especially, a dense tuft or bunch of grass or sedge.

Definition of Tussock

1. Noun. A tuft or clump of green grass or similar verdure, forming a small hillock. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tussock

1. a clump of grass [n -S] : TUSSOCKY [adj]

Medical Definition of Tussock

1. 1. A tuft, as of grass, twigs, hair, or the like; especially, a dense tuft or bunch of grass or sedge. "Such laying of the hair in tussocks and tufts." (Latimer) 2. Same as Tussock grass, below. 3. A caterpillar of any one of numerous species of bombycid moths. The body of these caterpillars is covered with hairs which form long tufts or brushes. Some species are very injurious to shade and fruit trees. Called also tussock caterpillar. See Orgyia. Tussock grass. The imago of any tussock caterpillar. They belong to Orgyia, Halecidota, and allied genera. Origin: From Tuz Alternative forms: tussuck. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tussock

tussers
tusses
tussic
tussicular
tussiculation
tussigenic
tussis
tussises
tussive
tussive fremitus
tussive syncope
tussle
tussled
tussles
tussling
tussock (current term)
tussock bellflower
tussock caterpillar
tussock moth
tussocked
tussocker
tussockers
tussocks
tussocky
tussor
tussore
tussores
tussors
tussuck
tussucks

Literary usage of Tussock

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1894)
"Throughout the months of June and July 1893, there were myriads of caterpillars of the White-Marked tussock-Moth (Orgyia leucostigma) crawling on the ..."

2. Among the Moths and Butterflies: A Revised and Enlarged Edition of "Insect by Julia Perkins Ballard (1902)
"HICKORY tussock CATERPILLAR, been taking their long winter naps, ... 1880), two buff-and- white spotted tussock moths, wide awake and ready for flowers, ..."

3. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"... from tussock to tussock, either as grades or to escape pursuit. focus currency. Forged or sham bills. Bogus transactions. Fraudulent transactions. ..."

4. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1911)
"White-marked tussock moth. Country Life. Mowbray-. Mower, Mary. Two houses, decorated by Miss Mower. House B. 30: 22-5. Je. '11. ..."

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