Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The downy head of the dandelion, salsify, etc., formed by the pappus after the blossom has fallen.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The downy seed head of a dandelion, which children delight to blow away.
- n. any of several herbs of the genus Taraxacum having long tap roots and deeply notched leaves and bright yellow flowers followed by fluffy seed balls
- blow + ball (Wiktionary)
“Then, like the airy blowball that dances oer the lea,”
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