Definition of cottonweed in English:

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cottonweed

Pronunciation: /ˈkɒtənwiːd/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

[mass noun]
A yellow-flowered aromatic plant of the daisy family, with silvery felted leaves and stems. It grows on sandy beaches, chiefly in southern and western Europe.
  • Otanthus maritimus, family Compositae
Example sentences
  • Six further species are in danger of extinction, i.e. marsh saxifrage, serrated wintergreen, meadow saffron, cottonweed, rough poppy and meadow saxifrage.
  • We heard only the swirling water and the cold wind whistling through the tall cottonweeds.
  • The seven herbs vary from region to region and also from era to era, but today they commonly consist of the leaves of dropwort, shepherd's purse, cottonweed, chickweed, henbit, turnip, and radish.

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