Definition of Pappuses

1. pappus [n] - See also: pappus



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pappuses

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

Literary usage of Pappuses

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"In damp weather the loose achenes lie hidden in the involucral cup, as though at the bottom of a basket, and the hairy pappuses appended to the achenes are ..."

2. Chapters on the Aims and Practice of Teaching by Frederic Spencer (1897)
"The samaras of the ash, elm, and sycamore, the pappuses of dandelion and thistle, and fruits and seeds of various kinds, could be kept in this way, ..."

3. Weeds: Simple Lessons for Children by Robert Lloyd Praeger (1913)
"... it is the pappuses of this and allied species, when detached from the seeds, that we see blowing about all over the country, and often entering railway ..."

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