thistledown

[ this-uhl-doun ]
/ ˈθɪs əlˌdaʊn /

noun

the mature, silky pappus of a thistle.

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Origin of thistledown

First recorded in 1555–65; thistle + down2
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British Dictionary definitions for thistledown

thistledown
/ (ˈθɪsəlˌdaʊn) /

noun

the mass of feathery plumed seeds produced by a thistle
anything resembling this
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