• WordNet 3.6
    • n Eriophorum cotton grass
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n eriophorum A small genus of cyperaceous plants, found in the cooler parts of the northern hemisphere, distinguished by the delicate capillary bristles of the perianth, which lengthen greatly after flowering, and form a conspicuous cotton-like tuft; the cotton-grass.
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In literature:

Eriophorum polystachyon L. Phegopteris Phegopt@ (L), Fee.
"The Long Labrador Trail" by Dillon Wallace
Eriophorum angustifolium (Cotton-grass) .
"Handbook to the Severn Valley Railway Illustrative and Descriptive of Places along the Line from Worcester to Shrewsbury" by J. Randall
Eriophorum vaginatum L. Eriophorum Scheuchzeri HOPPE.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
The principal Arctic genera are Salix, Ranunculus, Draba, Pedicularis, Potentilla, Saxifraga, Carex, Juncus, Luzula, Eriophorum, and others.
"The History of the European Fauna" by R. F. Scharff