Definition of bog cotton in English:

bog cotton


  • another term for cotton grass
    • ‘Between the tussocks of grass grew purple heather and tufted bog cotton, which were used in the old days for pillows and mattresses.’
    • ‘Only the stand of birch trees in a little patch of scrub and bog cotton across the lake was pale and juicy.’
    • ‘They walked at a wearisome pace across the trembling peat bog, knee deep in flowering ling, bog cotton and black slimy mud.’
    • ‘The main features of this bog-covered hillside above the North Mayo coast, sprinkled with wispy bog cotton, are simple stone walls.’