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eiderdown

eiderdown

noun ei·der·down \-ˌdan\

: soft feathers that come from ducks and that are used in warm clothing and bed covers

: a bed cover made with eiderdown

Full Definition of EIDERDOWN

1
:  the down of the eider
2
:  a comforter filled with eiderdown
3
:  a soft lightweight clothing fabric knitted or woven and napped on one or both sides

Origin of EIDERDOWN

probably from German Eiderdaune, from Icelandic æthardūnn, from æthur + dūnn 7down
First Known Use: 1774

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