from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various woolly plants of the genus Gnaphalium in the composite family, having small whitish or yellowish flower heads.
- n. Any of several similar and related plants in the genus Filago.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of the flowering plants of the genus Gnaphalium or Pseudognaphalium, related to the daisy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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 The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The popular name of the common species of Gnaphalium. Also called chafeweed.
- n. Same as cudbear, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of numerous plants of the genus Gnaphalium having flowers that can be dried without loss of form or color
- n. any plant of the genus Filago having capitate clusters of small woolly flower heads
- n. perennial cottony-white herb of southwestern United States
cud + weed, or perhaps a corruption of cottonweed or cutweed (referring to its application to cuts and chafings). (Wiktionary)