Definition of tussock
: a compact tuft especially of grass or sedge; also : an area of raised solid ground in a marsh or bog that is bound together by roots of low vegetation
tussockyplay \-sə-kē\ adjective
Examples of tussock in a sentence
There were grassy tussocks throughout the marsh.
Origin and Etymology of tussock
First Known Use: 1607
TUSSOCK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tussock for English Language Learners
: a small area that is covered with long thick grass
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