Origin of tussock
Examples from the Web for tussock
Historical Examples of tussock
It is built upon a tussock; and a tussock—did you ever try to pull up a tussock?The Fall of the Year
Dallas Lore Sharp
It was placed high and dry on a tussock in a flaming patch of hawkweed.In the Open
Stanton Davis Kirkham
They were sitting close to each other on a tussock behind their little tent.When Egypt Went Broke
The larva of this insect feeds on the tussock grass (Poa australis).
The pupa is suspended by the tail to an upright blade of the tussock.
Word Origin for tussock
1540s, "tuft of hair," of uncertain origin; cf. earlier tusk (1520s) with the same meaning (and also of obscure origin). Meaning "tuft of grass" is first recorded c.1600.