pappus n pl , pappi a ring of fine feathery hairs surrounding the fruit in composite plants, such as the thistle; aids dispersal of the fruits by the wind (C18: via New Latin, from Greek pappos grandfather, old man, old man's beard, hence: pappus, down)
pappose, pappous adj
Pappus of Alexandria
n 3rd century b.c., Greek mathematician, whose eight-volume Synagoge is a valuable source of information about Greek mathematics
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