swansdown

swansdown

[swonz-doun]
noun
1.
the down or under plumage of a swan, used for trimming, powder puffs, etc.
2.
a fine, soft, thick woolen cloth.
3.
a sturdy cotton flannel with a thickly napped face.

Origin:
1600–10; swan1 + 's1 + down2

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