pappus

noun
pap·​pus | \ˈpa-pəs \
plural pappi\ˈpa-​ˌpī, -​ˌpē \

Definition of pappus 

: an appendage or tuft of appendages that crowns the ovary or fruit in various seed plants and functions in dispersal of the fruit

First Known Use of pappus

circa 1704, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pappus

Latin, from Greek pappos

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