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A yellow-flowered aromatic plant of the daisy family, with silvery felted leaves and stems. It grows on sandy beaches, chiefly in southern and western Europe.
- ‘Six further species are in danger of extinction, i.e. marsh saxifrage, serrated wintergreen, meadow saffron, cottonweed, rough poppy and meadow saxifrage.’
- ‘The seven herbs vary from region to region and also from era to era, but today they commonly consist of the leaves of dropwort, shepherd's purse, cottonweed, chickweed, henbit, turnip, and radish.’
- ‘A few, such as summer cottonweed, grow so quickly and are so coarse [often with rather small flowers as well] that they are considered ‘weeds’ and are generally rejected by gardeners.’
- ‘I have horrible allergies when the cottonweed pollen is out.’
- ‘We heard only the swirling water and the cold wind whistling through the tall cottonweeds.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.