Definition of


  1. (noun, plant) calyx composed of scales or bristles or featherlike hairs in plants of the Compositae such as thistles and dandelions

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Alternate forms of Pappus

Hyponyms: thistledown

Hypernyms: calyx

Words that sound like Pappus

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