Cottonweed \Cot"ton*weed`\ (-w[=e]d`), n. (Bot.) See {Cudweed}. [1913 Webster]

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  • cottonweed — [kät′ nwēd΄] n. any of various wild plants with a cottony appearance, as the cudweed …   English World dictionary

  • cottonweed — noun Date: 1562 any of various weedy plants (as cudweed) with whitish pubescence or cottony seeds …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cottonweed — /kot n weed /, n. any of various plants having stems and leaves covered with a soft, hoary pubescence. [1555 65; COTTON + WEED1] * * * …   Universalium

  • cottonweed — noun Any of several unrelated plants that have downy heads, but especially such plants of the genus Froelichia …   Wiktionary

  • cottonweed — n. type of various plants of the genus Froelichia grown for their spikes of woolly white flowers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cottonweed — noun a yellow flowered aromatic plant of the daisy family, with silvery felted leaves and stems. [Otanthus maritimus.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • cottonweed — cot•ton•weed [[t]ˈkɒt nˌwid[/t]] n. pln any of various wild plants with a hoary down on the leaves and stems • Etymology: 1555–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • cottonweed — noun 1. an American everlasting having foliage with soft wooly hairs and corymbose heads with pearly white bracts • Syn: ↑pearly everlasting, ↑Anaphalis margaritacea • Hypernyms: ↑everlasting, ↑everlasting flower • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cudweed — Cud weed (k?d w?d ), n. [Apparently fr. cud + weed, but perh. a corruption of cottonweed; or of cut weed, so called from its use as an application to cuts and chafings.] (Bot.) A small composite plant with cottony or silky stem and leaves,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Froelichia — noun genus of erect or procumbent herbs of the Americas having spikes of woolly white flowers: cottonweed • Syn: ↑genus Froelichia • Hypernyms: ↑caryophylloid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Amaranthaceae, ↑family Amaranthaceae …   Useful english dictionary

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