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THISTLEDOWN

 Dictionary entry overview: What does thistledown mean? 

THISTLEDOWN (noun)
  The noun THISTLEDOWN has 1 sense:

1. pappus of a thistle consisting of silky featherlike hairs attached to the seedlike fruit of a thistle

  Familiarity information: THISTLEDOWN used as a noun is very rare.


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THISTLEDOWN (noun)


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Meaning:

Pappus of a thistle consisting of silky featherlike hairs attached to the seedlike fruit of a thistle

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("thistledown" is a kind of...):

pappus (calyx composed of scales or bristles or featherlike hairs in plants of the Compositae such as thistles and dandelions)


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