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tussocky

[tuhs-uh-kee]
adjective
  1. abounding in tussocks.
  2. forming tussocks.
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Origin of tussocky

First recorded in 1655–65; tussock + -y1
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Historical Examples

  • 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

  • To the left is a narrow little ditch, and beyond the ditch rough and tussocky grass.

  • Just behind a tussocky bunch of grass is a favourite spot to set a noose; the grass partially conceals it.

    The Gamekeeper at Home

    Richard Jefferies

  • Sometimes a brace of leverets are found in a tussocky grass clump, but these are more often allowed to remain than taken.

  • The path was a narrow groove in the turf between high, sere, tussocky grass; it was scarcely more than a rabbit run.

    The Rainbow

    D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence