pappus

noun pap·pus \ ˈpa-pəs \

Definition of pappus

plural pappi play \ˈpa-ˌpī, -ˌpē\
: 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

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