from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A clump or tuft, as of growing grass.
- n. A tuft of hair or feathers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tuft or clump of green grass or similar verdure, forming a small hillock.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A tuft, as of grass, twigs, hair, or the like; especially, a dense tuft or bunch of grass or sedge.
- n. Same as Tussock grass, below.
- n. A caterpillar of any one of numerous species of bombycid moths. The body of these caterpillars is covered with hairs which form long tufts or brushes. Some species are very injurious to shade and fruit trees. Called also tussock caterpillar. See Orgyia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A clump, tuft, or small hillock of growing grass.
- n. Same as tuft, 1.
- n. A tussock-moth, as of the genus Orgyia (which see); a vaporer: so called from the tufted larvæ.
- n. Same as tussock-grass.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a bunch of hair or feathers or growing grass
The houses are thatched with a reed-like grass called tussock, which is grown in the gardens or on a piece of ground near.
I think one of the plants that makes the hummocks might be this plant called tussock sedge carex stricta.
Ireland, is mimicked in a wonderful manner by one of the Liparidae (the family to which our common "tussock" and "vapourer" moths belong).
He stops counting, calls out her location and vanishes into the swaying tussock grass.
The red flags continue uphill through the tussock where the raucous braying gets louder.
Hundreds of Rockhopper Penguins and Black-browed Albatrosses sit on rocks and tussock clumps, wheezing, clucking, and whistling.
He tells us follow to the red flags through the tussock grass clumps because there might be nesting penguins beneath.
Directly in front of me a caracara bird chases a screaming penguin who scurries into a little hole beneath the tussock, safe.
If you have trouble walking, the trip won't be much fun because to get past the seals and to the penguin rookeries, you usually have to walk uphill through tough clumps of tussock grass.
Running the length of the clifftop, following its every in and out, is a border of bright pink thrift just a single tussock wide.