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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The down of the eider, used as stuffing for quilts and pillows.
  • noun A quilt stuffed with the down of the eider.
  • noun A warm napped fabric.

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  • noun uncountable The down of the eider duck, used for stuffing pillows and quilts.
  • noun countable A quilt stuffed with this down.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a soft quilt usually filled with the down of the eider
  • noun down of the eider duck

Etymologies

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

[Swedish ejderdun, from Icelandic ædhar-dún : ædhar, genitive of ædhr, eider (from Old Norse ǣdhr) + dún, down (from Old Norse dūnn).]

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