The ovary makes a purplish dot in the center, surrounded by curling, yellow anthers, with threadlike filaments united at base.
It was an infinitely fine, threadlike projection from the surface of the planet.
Fiber: any fine, slender thread or threadlike substance, as the rootlets of plants or the lint of cotton.
A filament is that which is threadlike; as, the filament of silk, or flax.
Little rootlike structures known as rhizoids dip down into the bread, and absorb food for its threadlike body.
Her high-arched, threadlike brows were ruffled into a delicious frown.
In places the threadlike way itself becomes an aqueduct for a rushing overflow of water.
A slow movement of the bony fingers and the threadlike, silvery thing was withdrawn.
Their styles are threadlike, with a ring or a tuft of downy hairs near the extremity; and the pods are flattened.
There are nine stamens, with threadlike filaments, often hairy, and a three-parted style with round-top stigmas.
Old English þræd "fine cord, especially when twisted" (related to þrawan "to twist"), from Proto-Germanic *thrædus (cf. Middle Dutch draet, Dutch draad, Old High German drat, German Draht, Old Norse þraðr), from suffixed form of root *thræ- "twist" (see throw). Meaning "spiral ridge of a screw" is from 1670s. Threads, slang for "clothes" is 1926, American English.
"to put thread through a needle," mid-14c., from thread (n.); in reference to film cameras from 1913. The dancing move called thread the needle is attested from 1844. Related: Threaded; threading.