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pappus

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noun pap·pus \ˈpa-pəs\

Definition of pappus

plural

pappi

play \ˈpa-ˌpī, -ˌpē\
  1. :  an appendage or tuft of appendages that crowns the ovary or fruit in various seed plants and functions in dispersal of the fruit



Origin and Etymology of pappus

Latin, from Greek pappos


First Known Use: circa 1704

Other Seed Plant Terms


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