cottonweed

[ kot-n-weed ]
/ ˈkɒt nˌwid /

noun

any of various plants having stems and leaves covered with a soft, hoary pubescence.

Nearby words

  1. cottonseed,
  2. cottonseed cake,
  3. cottonseed meal,
  4. cottonseed oil,
  5. cottontail,
  6. cottonwick,
  7. cottonwood,
  8. cottony,
  9. cottony-cushion scale,
  10. cottus

Origin of cottonweed

First recorded in 1555–65; cotton + weed1

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British Dictionary definitions for cottonweed

cottonweed

/ (ˈkɒtənˌwiːd) /

noun

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