Part of speech: verb

To form into tufts; cover with tufts.

Part of speech: noun

A bunch of small flexible things, as grass, leaves, or hair, held together at the base.

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Usage examples "tuft":

  1. He had rather sparse gray hair and a gray mustache and a little tuft of gray below the lower lip. - "Italy at War and the Allies in the West", E. Alexander Powell.
  2. The female flew off only at the last moment, when my pony was about to tread on the tuft of grass she had selected for her home. - "The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1", Allan O. Hume.
  3. One she called Moon Lady, because she often wanders away at night; another the Crown Wearer, because of a peculiar tuft upon her head. - "Norwegian Life", Ethlyn T. Clough.