noun, plural pap·pi [pap-ahy] /ˈpæp aɪ/. Botany.
Origin of pappus
Examples from the Web for pappus
Historical Examples of pappus
Further, the hairs which constitute the pappus may be simple or feathered.
Calyx absent or represented by a whorl of silky hairs (pappus).
The pappus in this genus is very short, and it is scaly rather than feathery.Botany for Ladies
Pappus pilosus, denticulato scaber, pluriserialis, radiolis exterioribus brevioribus.
Name from , to be deficient, alluding to the absence of pappus.