Definition of swansdown in English:

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swansdown

Pronunciation: /ˈswɒnzdaʊn/

noun

[mass noun]
1The fine down of a swan, used for trimmings and powder puffs.
Example sentences
  • Everything about her shimmers and shines, all softened by beautiful white swansdown and feathers.
  • On the chest, there is a shaped cloth panel which is decorated with swansdown, rhinestones and mirrors.
  • It was a fancy version of the scarf and could be made of swansdown or fur.
2A thick cotton fabric with a soft nap on one side.
Example sentences
  • The weavers emigrated to the Austrian Low Countries, especially to Mouscron, where production of swansdown was allowed since 1758.
2.1A soft, thick fabric made from wool mixed with a little silk or cotton.

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