[ tuhs-uh-kee ]

  1. abounding in tussocks.

  2. forming tussocks.

Origin of tussocky

First recorded in 1655–65; tussock + -y1

Words Nearby tussocky

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How to use tussocky in a sentence

  • Far away the coast reached out, and melted into the morning, the tussocky sandhills seemed to sink to a level with the beach.

    Sons and Lovers | David Herbert Lawrence
  • Here and there on very steep hillsides, wiry, tussocky grass might be growing instead of forest or peat.

    The Romance of Plant Life | G. F. Scott Elliot
  • The white grass was tussocky and long, and the trail here and there had been churned into quagmire.

    Masters of the Wheat-Lands | Harold Bindloss
  • From the sea to the Sierra Nevada stretch the pampas, all tussocky grass, thorn, guanacos and mirages.

    Through the Heart of Patagonia | H. Hesketh Prichard
  • At the very bottom, almost on a level with the tussocky surface of the marsh, a barrel lay on its side, its depth leading inward.