pap|pus «PAP uhs», noun, plural pap|pi.
Botany. an appendage to a seed, often made of down or bristles, which aids in the seed's dispersal by the wind. Dandelion and thistle seeds have pappi.
[< Latin pappus down2 on seeds; (originally) old man, grandfather < Greek páppos]

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