tussock

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Uncertain. Likely from or related to tusk +‎ -ock (diminutive suffix). Compare Middle High German zūsach (thicket), a derivative of Middle High German zūse (lock of hair). Compare also Scottish Gaelic dosag (little tuft).

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tussock (plural tussocks)

  1. A tuft or clump of green grass or similar verdure, forming a small hillock.

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