Definition of Cotton grass

1. Noun. Any sedge of the genus Eriophorum; north temperate bog plants with tufted spikes.

Exact synonyms: Cotton Rush
Generic synonyms: Sedge
Group relationships: Eriophorum, Genus Eriophorum
Specialized synonyms: Common Cotton Grass, Eriophorum Angustifolium

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cotton Grass

cotton-seed tree
cotton-wool patches
cotton-wool spots
cotton ball
cotton boll
cotton bolls
cotton bollworm
cotton cake
cotton candy
cotton cloth
cotton flannel
cotton gin
cotton gins
cotton mill
cotton mouse
cotton on
cotton plant
cotton rat
cotton reel
cotton rose
cotton rush
cotton stainer
cotton strain
cotton swab
cotton swabs
cotton thistle
cotton to

Literary usage of Cotton grass

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

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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