eriophorum

noun
er·i·oph·o·rum | \ˌerēˈäfərəm\

Definition of eriophorum 

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

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History and Etymology for eriophorum

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

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