cottonweed

[kot-n-weed]

Origin of cottonweed

First recorded in 1555–65; cotton + weed1
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British Dictionary definitions for cottonweed

cottonweed

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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