eriophorum definition

  • noun:
    • A small genus of cyperaceous plants, based in the cooler components of the northern hemisphere, distinguished by the fragile capillary bristles of the perianth, which lengthen greatly after flowering, and develop a conspicuous cotton-like tuft; the cotton-grass.
    • a tiny genus of cyperaceous plants, found in the cooler components of the north hemisphere, distinguished by the fine capillary bristles associated with perianth, which lengthen greatly after flowering, and form a conspicuous cotton-like tuft; the cotton-grass.
    • cotton lawn
    • cotton lawn
    • a tiny genus of cyperaceous flowers, found in the cooler parts of the northern hemisphere, distinguished by the fine capillary bristles of perianth, which lengthen significantly after flowering, and develop a conspicuous cotton-like tuft; the cotton-grass.
    • cotton grass
    • A small genus of cyperaceous plants, based in the cooler parts of the northern hemisphere, distinguished because of the delicate capillary bristles of this perianth, which lengthen greatly after flowering, and form a conspicuous cotton-like tuft; the cotton-grass.
    • cotton grass

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