swansdown

[ swonz-doun ]
/ ˈswɒnzˌdaʊn /

noun

the down or under plumage of a swan, used for trimming, powder puffs, etc.
a fine, soft, thick woolen cloth.
a sturdy cotton flannel with a thickly napped face.

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Origin of swansdown

First recorded in 1600–10; swan1 + 's1 + down2

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