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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cudweed \Cud"weed'\ (k?d"w?d'), noun [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) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

cudweed

noun

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}, {cudweed}, {filago}]

3: perennial cottony-white herb of southwestern United States [syn: {western mugwort}, {white sage}, {cudweed}, {prairie sage}, {Artemisia ludoviciana}, {Artemisia gnaphalodes}]


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