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Bit of grass scouts lost on summit of Kilimanjaro (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

tussock

Here is my best explanation:

'bit of grass' is the definition.

'scouts lost on summit of kilimanjaro' is the subsidiary indication.

'lost' indicates anagramming the letters.

'on' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).

'summit of' suggests taking the first letters.

The first letter of 'kilimanjaro' is 'k'.

'scouts' anagrammed gives 'tussoc'.

'tussoc'+'k'='tussock'

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for tussock that I've seen before include "Grass clump", "Grassy clump", "Clump of hair", "Dense clump of grass - stuck so (anag)", "Thick patch of grass", "hump", "(Of grass) cut", "Clump of grass", "Tuft of grass" and "Bushy clump of grass".)

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