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thistledown

[this-uh l-doun] /ˈθɪs əlˌdaʊn/
noun
1.
the mature, silky pappus of a thistle.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; thistle + down2
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British Dictionary definitions for thistledown

thistledown

/ˈθɪsəlˌdaʊn/
noun
1.
the mass of feathery plumed seeds produced by a thistle
2.
anything resembling this
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