eiderdown

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noun ei·der·down \ ˈī-dər-ˌdau̇n \

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

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Origin and Etymology of eiderdown

probably from German Eiderdaune, from Icelandic æthardūnn, from æthur + dūnn 7down


EIDERDOWN Defined for English Language Learners

eiderdown

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Definition of eiderdown for English Language Learners

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

  • : a bed cover made with eiderdown



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