swansdown

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noun swans·down \ˈswänz-ˌdau̇n\

Definition of swansdown

  1. 1 :  the soft downy feathers of the swan often used as trimming on articles of dress

  2. 2 :  a heavy cotton flannel that has a thick nap on the face and is made with sateen weave

First Known Use of swansdown

1606

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