thistledown

noun
this·tle·down | \ˈthi-səl-ˌdau̇n \

Definition of thistledown 

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

First Known Use of thistledown

1561, in the meaning defined above

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thistledown

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English Language Learners Definition of thistledown

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

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