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tufted

Something that's tufted has or is decorated with wispy clusters, like the tufted feathers on a baby bird's head.

A tuft is a clump or cluster of something soft and flexible, and the word probably comes from the Old French touffe, "tuft of hair." So things that are tufted have or resemble tufts. There may, for example, be tufted grass growing between the bricks on a sidewalk, or soft, tufted fur on your dog's belly.

Definitions of tufted
  1. adjective
    having or adorned with tufts
    “a tufted bedspread”
    Synonyms:
    adorned, decorated
    provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction
  2. adjective
    (of a bird or animal) having a usually ornamental tuft or process on the head; often used in combination
    tufted duck”
    tufted loosestrife”
    synonyms: crested, topknotted
    adorned, decorated
    provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction
  3. adjective
    (of plants) growing in small dense clumps or tufts
    synonyms: caespitose, cespitose
    ungregarious
    (of plants) growing together in groups that are not close together
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