pappose

pappose

[pap-ohs]
adjective Botany.
1.
having or forming a pappus.
Also, pappous [pap-uhs] .


Origin:
1625–35; papp(us) + -ose1

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To pappose
Collins
World English Dictionary
pappus (ˈpæpəs)
 
n , pl pappi
a ring of fine feathery hairs surrounding the fruit in composite plants, such as the thistle; aids dispersal of the fruits by the wind
 
[C18: via New Latin, from Greek pappos grandfather, old man, old man's beard, hence: pappus, down]
 
'pappose
 
adj
 
'pappous
 
adj

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature