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any of a genus (Eriophorum) of grasslike plants of the sedge family, with flower heads resembling tufts of cotton, common in northern bogs
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Any of various perennial grasslike plants of the genus Eriophorum native chiefly to wet places in northern temperate and cold regions and bearing at maturity one or more conspicuous tufts of cottony bristles.