Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A rush-like plant, Eriophorum cyperinum (Scirpus Eriophorum), common in low grounds through the eastern half of North America.

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Examples

  • Horehound, horsemint, and the sensitive fern grew close to the edge, under the willows and alders, and wool-grass on the islands, as along the Assabet River in Concord.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 02, No. 08, June 1858

  • They were particularly numerous where there was a small bay, or pokelogan, as it is called, bordered by a strip of meadow, or separated from the river by a low peninsula covered with coarse grass, wool-grass, etc., wherein they had waded back and forth and eaten the pads.

    The Maine Woods

  • Scirpus Eriophorum (wool-grass), very common, especially on low islands.

    The Maine Woods

  • Horehound, horse-mint, and the sensitive fern grew close to the edge, under the willows and alders, and wool-grass on the islands, as along the Assabet River in Concord.

    The Maine Woods

  • In the water on the meadows grew sedges, wool-grass, the common blue-flag abundantly, its flower just showing itself above the high water, as if it were a blue water-lily, and higher in the meadows a great many clumps of a peculiar narrow-leaved willow (Salix petiolaris), which is common in our river meadows.

    The Maine Woods

  • Not to mention among inferior orders wool-grass and the sensitive fern.

    The Maine Woods

  • I am particularly attracted by the arching and sheaf-like top of the wool-grass; it brings back the summer to our winter memories, and is among the forms which art loves to copy, and which, in the vegetable kingdom, have the same relation to types already in the mind of man that astronomy has.

    Walden~ Chapter 17 (historical)

  • _pokelogan_, as it is called, bordered by a strip of meadow, or separated from the river by a low peninsula covered with coarse grass, wool-grass, etc., wherein they had waded back and forth and eaten the pads.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 02, No. 08, June 1858

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