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  1. down

    • IPA[doun]

    美式

    • n.
      soft, fine, fluffy feathers which form the first covering of a young bird or an insulating layer below the contour feathers of an adult bird;soft fine fluffy feathers taken from ducks or their nests and used for stuffing cushions, quilts, etc.; eiderdown
    • noun: down

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. soft, fine, fluffy feathers which form the first covering of a young bird or an insulating layer below the contour feathers of an adult bird the baby penguins' wooly down is essential in the Antarctic winter
    • soft fine fluffy feathers taken from ducks or their nests and used for stuffing cushions, quilts, etc.; eiderdown a down-filled sleeping bag
    • fine, soft hair on the face or body of a person the baby's head was covered in down
    • short, soft hairs on some leaves, fruit, or seeds the bright green leaves are covered with a soft white down