Definition of pappous in English:

pappous

adjective

Botany
rare
  • Covered with or of the nature of down; pappose. Also in extended use: pubescent.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Browne (1605–1682), physician and author. Probably from post-classical Latin papposus; compare -ous.

Pronunciation

pappous

/ˈpapəs/