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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.
Dictionary entry details
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Pappus of a thistle consisting of silky featherlike hairs attached to the seedlike fruit of a thistle
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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