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cottonweed

Definitions of cottonweed
  1. noun
    an American everlasting having foliage with soft wooly hairs and corymbose heads with pearly white bracts
    synonyms: Anaphalis margaritacea, pearly everlasting
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    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. noun
    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
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    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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