Definitions for: Tuft

[n] a bunch of feathers or hair
[n] a bunch of hair or feathers or growing grass

Webster (1913) Definition: Tuft, n. [Prov. E. tuff, F. touffe; of German origin; cf.
G. zopf a weft of hair, pigtail, top of a tree. See Top
1. A collection of small, flexible, or soft things in a knot
or bunch; a waving or bending and spreading cluster; as, a
tuft of flowers or feathers.

2. A cluster; a clump; as, a tuft of plants.

Under a tuft of shade. --Milton.

Green lake, and cedar fuft, and spicy glade.

3. A nobleman, or person of quality, especially in the
English universities; -- so called from the tuft, or gold
tassel, on the cap worn by them. [Cant, Eng.]

Several young tufts, and others of the faster men.
--T. Hughes.

Tuft, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tufted; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To separate into tufts.

2. To adorn with tufts or with a tuft. --Thomson.

Tuft, v. i.
To grow in, or form, a tuft or tufts.

Synonyms: tussock

See Also: bunch, clump, cluster, clustering, crest, hexenbesen, staghead, wisp, witch broom, witches' broom

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