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cottonweed

[kot-n-weed] /ˈkɒt nˌwid/
noun
1.
any of various plants having stems and leaves covered with a soft, hoary pubescence.
Origin of cottonweed
1555-1565
First recorded in 1555-65; cotton + weed1
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British Dictionary definitions for cottonweed

cottonweed

/ˈkɒtənˌwiːd/
noun
1.
a downy perennial plant, Otanthus maritimus, of European coastal regions, having small yellow flowers surrounded by large hairy bracts: family Asteraceae (composites)
2.
any of various similar plants
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