noun \ˈtə-sək\

: a small area that is covered with long thick grass

Full Definition of TUSSOCK

:  a compact tuft especially of grass or sedge; also :  an area of raised solid ground in a marsh or bog that is bound together by roots of low vegetation
tus·socky \-sə-kē\ adjective

Examples of TUSSOCK

  1. There were grassy tussocks throughout the marsh.

Origin of TUSSOCK

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1607


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