Definition of Pappose

1. Adjective. (of plants such as dandelions and thistles) having pappi or tufts of featherlike hairs or delicate bristles.

Category relationships: Flora, Plant, Plant Life
Similar to: Haired, Hairy, Hirsute



Definition of Pappose

1. a. Furnished with a pappus; downy.

Definition of Pappose

1. pappus [adj] - See also: pappus

Medical Definition of Pappose

1. Furnished with a pappus; downy. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pappose

pappadum
pappadums
pappardelle
pappataci fever
pappataci fever viruses
pappaw
papped
pappi
pappier
pappies
pappiest
pappiform
papping
pappoose
pappooses
pappose (current term)
pappous
pappus
pappuses
pappy
pappyshow
pappyshowed
pappyshowing
paprica
papricas
paprika
paprika sauce
paprikas
paprikash
paprikashes

Literary usage of Pappose

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1. The Trees of America: Native and Foreign, Pictorially and Botanically by Daniel Jay Browne (1846)
"... and pappose at the base and apex.—Don, Miller's Diet. kHE genus Catalpa was constituted by Jussieu from the Bignonia catalpa of Tournefort, ..."

2. Synoptical Flora of North America: The Gamopetalae, Being a Second Edition by Asa Gray (1888)
"... and broad at the summit, usually but not always pappose, more or less 4-angular, not glandular, ..."

3. Publications of the Nebraska State Historical Society by Nebraska State Historical Society (1898)
"The local winds bear, besides comose and pappose seeds, those of the ... High winds do not, as many may suppose, bear the lighter comose, pappose, ..."

4. Outlines of elementary botany by Alexander Silver (1877)
"Leaves opposite or whorled, exstipulate; flowers in capitula with an involucre; calyx inferior, limb membranous or pappose ; corolla tubular, limb somewhat ..."

5. The Student's Flora of the British Islands by Joseph Dalton Hooker (1884)
"Corolla-tube equal or gibbous. Stamens 3...1. Valeriana. Calyx pappose. Corolla-tube spurred. Stamen 1 1*. Centranthus. Calyx toothed or lobed. ..."

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