cottonweed

Primary Meanings of cottonweed

1.
n
an American everlasting having foliage with soft wooly hairs and corymbose heads with pearly white bracts
2.
n
any of various plants of the genus Froelichia found in sandy soils and on rocky slopes in warmer regions of America; grown for their spikes of woolly white flowers
Full Definitions of cottonweed
1

n an American everlasting having foliage with soft wooly hairs and corymbose heads with pearly white bracts

Synonyms:
Anaphalis margaritacea, pearly everlasting
Type of:
everlasting, everlasting flower
any of various plants of various genera of the family Compositae having flowers that can be dried without loss of form or color
2

n any of various plants of the genus Froelichia found in sandy soils and on rocky slopes in warmer regions of America; grown for their spikes of woolly white flowers

Type of:
herb, herbaceous plant
a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

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