[mass noun] Light fluffy down which is attached to thistle seeds, enabling them to be blown about in the wind.
cobweb, spider's webView synonyms
- ‘It's fitting that thistledown, which provides Gilmore with an increasingly significant image over the years, should be the subject of one poem.’
- ‘Like thistledown, she floats from one position to another, scarcely aware of him yet somehow connected, even dependent.’
- ‘You could, of course, write a thesis about Wodehouse but the endeavour would be like trying to preserve thistledown between sheet glass.’
- ‘My favourite plant, lavender, is something of a delicacy for goldfinches - when they've finished all the thistledown, that is.’