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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting plant]

(cottonweed is a kind of ...) a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

(... is a member of cottonweed) genus of erect or procumbent herbs of the Americas having spikes of woolly white flowers: cottonweed

Definition 2: an American everlasting having foliage with soft wooly hairs and corymbose heads with pearly white bracts - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for cottonweed in the sense of this definition

(cottonweed is a kind of ...) any of various plants of various genera of the family Compositae having flowers that can be dried without loss of form or color

(... is a member of cottonweed) a genus of herbs of north temperate regions having hoary leaves: pearly everlasting

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