Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The fine hair present on the body before puberty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, the stipe of certain fungi.

Etymologies

Latin, wool.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • Calling actual peach fuzz vellus would be like a figure of speech in reverse. A speech in figure, or something like that.

    August 15, 2008

  • That's okay. This is Wordie. We can make it mean whatever we want. Or...we can make up another whole word for literal peach fuzz. :-D

    August 12, 2008

  • Oh. *deflated*

    August 12, 2008

  • Wait--not real peach fuzz. It's usually defined as "the fine hair present on the body before puberty," right?

    August 12, 2008

  • It has a name!! Yay!

    August 12, 2008

  • Peach fuzz. :)

    August 12, 2008