eriophorum

noun er·i·oph·o·rum \ˌerēˈäfərəm\

Definition of eriophorum

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of bog sedges (family Cyperaceae) characterized by cottony masses of spikelets, the perianth consisting of soft bristles

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Eriophorum —called also cotton grass

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Origin and Etymology of eriophorum

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


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