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thistledown

thistledown

noun this·tle·down \ˈthi-səl-ˌdan\

: the light parts of thistle flowers that contain the seeds and that blow away in the wind

Full Definition of THISTLEDOWN

:  the typically plumose pappus from the ripe flower head of a thistle

First Known Use of THISTLEDOWN

1561

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