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Noun: cottonweed  'kó-t(u)n,weed
  1. An American everlasting having foliage with soft wooly hairs and corymbose heads with pearly white bracts
    - pearly everlasting, Anaphalis margaritacea
  2. Any of various plants of the genus Froelichia found in sandy soils and on rocky slopes in warmer regions of America; grown for their spikes of woolly white flowers

Derived forms: cottonweeds

Type of: everlasting, everlasting flower, herb, herbaceous plant

Part of: Anaphalis, Froelichia, genus Anaphalis, genus Froelichia