cotton bush

/ˈkɒtn bʊʃ/ (say 'kotn boosh)

noun
1. a perennial shrub, Kochia aphylla, bearing cotton-like hairs; valuable as a fodder plant.
2. narrow-leaf cotton bush.
3. broad-leaf cotton bush.
4. a slender, erect shrub, Asclepias fruticosa, bearing cotton-like hairs, which is poisonous to stock.
Also, cottonbush. {from the white filaments attached to the seeds}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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