cotton grass

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cotton grass,

common name for sedgessedge,
common name for members of the Cyperaceae, a family of grasslike and rushlike herbs found in all parts of the world, especially in marshes of subarctic and temperate zones.
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 of the genus Eriophorum.
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has bog cotton growing in its rafters') a jagged lyricism redolent of Seamus Heaney." CHRISTOPHER BENFEY
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