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Definition 1: a bunch of feathers or hair - [noun denoting animal]

(tuft is a kind of ...) a showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal

Definition 2: a bunch of hair or feathers or growing grass - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for tuft in the sense of this definition

(tuft is a kind of ...) a grouping of a number of similar things

"a bunch of trees" "a cluster of admirers"

(... is a kind of tuft ) a small tuft or lock

"wisps of hair"

(... is a kind of tuft ) an abnormal tufted growth of small branches on a tree or shrub caused by fungi or insects or other physiological disturbance

(... is a kind of tuft ) (botany) a usually terminal tuft of bracts (as in the pineapple) or tuft of hairs (especially on certain seeds)

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