pussy-toes

[ poos-ee-tohz ]
/ ˈpʊs iˌtoʊz /

noun, plural pus·sy-toes.(used with a singular or plural verb)

any of various woolly composite plants of the genus Antennaria, having small white or grayish flower heads.

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Also called ladies-tobacco.

Origin of pussy-toes

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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