Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. Any of several low-growing perennial plants of the genus Antennaria, having leaves with whitish down and clusters of small white flower heads.

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  • n. Plural form of pussytoe.

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  • n. low-growing perennial herb having leaves with whitish down and clusters of small white flowers

Etymologies

From the cluster's resemblance to a cat's paw.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Young wild grass grew calf high, and violets and pussytoes stood ready to bloom.

    Heaven’s Keep

  • Things more common in the prairies, like prairie pink, cinquefoil, and pussytoes (also known as everlasting).

    grouse Diary Entry

  • But summer sojourns could fade into memory and panoramic vistas vanish as alpine asters, rosy pussytoes and purple lupines are crowded out by trees.

    The Seattle Times

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