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cudweed


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cudweed  \Cud"weed`\  (k?d"w?d`),  n.  [Apparently  fr  cud  +  weed, 
  but  perh.  a  corruption  of  cottonweed;  or  of  cut  weed,  so 
  called  from  its  use  as  an  application  to  cuts  and  chafings.] 
  (Bot.) 
  A  small  composite  plant  with  cottony  or  silky  stem  and 
  leaves,  primarily  a  species  of  {Gnaphalium},  but  the  name  is 
  now  given  to  many  plants  of  different  genera,  as  {Filago}, 
  {Antennaria},  etc.;  cottonweed. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cudweed 
  n  1:  any  of  numerous  plants  of  the  genus  Gnaphalium  having 
  flowers  that  can  be  dried  without  loss  of  form  or  color 
  2:  any  plant  of  the  genus  Filago  having  capitate  clusters  of 
  small  woolly  flower  heads  [syn:  {cotton  rose},  {filago}] 
  3:  perennial  cottony-white  herb  of  southwestern  United  States 
  [syn:  {western  mugwort},  {white  sage},  {prairie  sage},  {Artemisia 
  ludoviciana},  {Artemisia  gnaphalodes}] 




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