Definition of thistledown in English:

thistledown

Line breaks: thistle|down
Pronunciation: /ˈθɪs(ə)ldaʊn
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • Light fluffy down which is attached to thistle seeds, enabling them to be blown about in the wind.
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    • Like thistledown, she floats from one position to another, scarcely aware of him yet somehow connected, even dependent.
    • It's fitting that thistledown, which provides Gilmore with an increasingly significant image over the years, should be the subject of one poem.
    • You could, of course, write a thesis about Wodehouse but the endeavour would be like trying to preserve thistledown between sheet glass.

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