tuft

tuft
tuft [tuft]
n.
[ME (with unhistoric -t) < OFr tufe, prob. < L tufa, a kind of helmet crest]
1. a bunch of hairs, feathers, grass, etc. growing closely together or attached at the base
2. any similar cluster; specif.,
a) a clump of plants or trees
b) the fluffy ball forming the end of any of the clusters of threads drawn tightly through a mattress, quilt, etc. to hold the padding in place
c) a decorative button to which such a tuft is fastened
vt.
1. to provide or decorate with a tuft or tufts
2. to secure the padding of (a quilt, mattress, etc.) by regularly spaced tufts
vi.
to grow in or form into tufts
tufter
n.
tufty
adj.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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