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.
Recent Examples of tussock from the Web
Each step pushes voracious clouds up from the tussocks.
One large species, tussock sedge, has interesting large spiky seed heads in early summer.
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Origin and Etymology of tussock
First Known Use: 1607See Words from the same year
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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