blow-ball

blowball

[bloh-bawl]
noun
the downy head or pappus of the dandelion, salsify, etc.

Origin:
1660–70; blow2 + ball1

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blowball

noun
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 [syn: dandelion
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