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  • adj. Furnished with a pappus; downy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Furnished with a pappus; downy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Downy; furnished with a pappus, as the achenia of many composite plants, as thistles and dandelions.

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

  • adj. (of plants such as dandelions and thistles) having pappi or tufts of featherlike hairs or delicate bristles


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  • Such an incident builds up again the Indian village and its encircling forest, and recalls to life the painted chiefs and warriors, the squaws at their household toil, and the children sporting among the wigwams, while the little wind-rocked pappose swings from the branch of a tree.

    The Old Manse (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")


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