cotta grass

noun
cot·​ta grass | \ ˈkätə- \

Definition of cotta grass

: an erect branching perennial grass (Cottea pappophoroides) of the southwestern U.S. with narrow attenuate leaves

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History and Etymology for cotta grass

modification of New Latin Cottea, genus name of Cottea pappophoroides

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“Cotta grass.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cotta%20grass. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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