eriophorum

noun

er·​i·​oph·​o·​rum
ˌerēˈäfərəm
1
capitalized : a genus of bog sedges (family Cyperaceae) characterized by cottony masses of spikelets, the perianth consisting of soft bristles
2
plural -s : any plant of the genus Eriophorum

called also cotton grass

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from erio- + -phorum (neuter of -phorus)

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“Eriophorum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eriophorum. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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