cot·​ton·​weed ˈkä-tᵊn-ˌwēd How to pronounce cottonweed (audio)
: any of various weedy plants (such as cudweed) with whitish pubescence or cottony seeds

Word History

First Known Use

1562, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cottonweed was in 1562

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“Cottonweed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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