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English Dictionary: tuft by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
tuft
n
  1. a bunch of hair or feathers or growing grass [syn: tuft, tussock]
  2. a bunch of feathers or hair
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Tuft \Tuft\, n. [Prov. E. tuff, F. touffe; of German origin; cf.
      G. zopf a weft of hair, pigtail, top of a tree. See {Top}
      summit.]
      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.
                                                                              --Keble.
  
      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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Tuft \Tuft\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tufted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Tufting}.]
      1. To separate into tufts.
  
      2. To adorn with tufts or with a tuft. --Thomson.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Tuft \Tuft\, v. i.
      To grow in, or form, a tuft or tufts.
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