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thistledown

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noun this·tle·down \ˈthi-səl-ˌdau̇n\

Simple Definition of thistledown

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of thistledown

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


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