cotton grass


Definition of cotton grass

: any of a genus (Eriophorum) of sedges with tufted spikes

Examples of cotton grass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Southwards, the coast yields to low stands of dwarf birch and willow, sphagnum bogs of arctic cotton grass, pitcher plants, blueberries, lingonberries, and cloudberries. Juliana Hanle, Scientific American, "The Fight for the Reindeer," 18 Nov. 2019 On Huvudskär, one of the archipelago’s final outposts, heather, cotton grass, and crowberry grow in rock crevices. National Geographic, "Three by sea: Life-changing tales from female travelers," 14 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of cotton grass

1597, in the meaning defined above

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“Cotton grass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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