Definition of Blowball

1. Noun. Any of several herbs of the genus Taraxacum having long tap roots and deeply notched leaves and bright yellow flowers followed by fluffy seed balls.




Definition of Blowball

1. n. The downy seed head of a dandelion, which children delight to blow away.

Definition of Blowball

1. Noun. The downy seed head of a dandelion, a dandelion clock. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blowball

1. a fluffy seed ball [n -S]

Medical Definition of Blowball

1. The downy seed head of a dandelion, which children delight to blow away. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blowball

blow someone out of the water
blow the whistle
blow this for a game of soldiers
blow this pop stand
blow this popsicle stand
blow torch
blow tube
blow up
blow up in one's face
blow valve
blow valves
blowability
blowable
blowback
blowbacks
blowball (current term)
blowbuddies
blowby
blowbys
blowdart
blowdarts
blowdown
blowdowns
blowdryer
blowdryers
blowe
blowed
blower

Literary usage of Blowball

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1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"blowball. Leontodon Taraxacum, L., because children blow tho ripe fruit from the receptacle to tell the time of day, and for other purposes of divination. ..."

2. A Dictionary of English Plant-names by James Britten, Robert Holland (1886)
"Wr. See blowball. Blubber Grass. 'Different species of Bromus, from their soft inflated glumes ; in particular mollis, which infests barren pastures. East. ..."

3. The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal (1858)
"... where the blowball ran— Sweetest, rarest, dearest, fairest ! Laughing where the blowball ran— Bless thy merry Cheek of cherry, O, my little Marianne ! ..."

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