verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of tuft
Examples from the Web for tuft
The nest is a slight open structure of grass, lined with a few feathers, placed in a tuft of grass or reeds.Argentine Ornithology, Volume I (of 2)|P. L. Sclater
Nest—On the ground, consisting of a bed of dead leaves, under a bush or tuft of grass or weeds.
In rich contrast with these is the style, with its tuft of filaments of a bright orange scarlet colour.
When he looked up, the pony was stolidly cropping a tuft of grass.Out of the Depths|Robert Ames Bennet
A tuft of cotton wool at the top serves to make the float more easily visible.
British Dictionary definitions for tuft
Word Origin for tuft
Word Origin and History for tuft
late 14c., perhaps from Old French touffe "tuft of hair," either from Late Latin tufa "a kind of crest on a helmet" (also found in Late Greek toupha), or from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German zopf, Old Norse toppr "tuft, summit;" see top (n.1)).