[ahy-der-doun] /ˈaɪ dərˌdaʊn/
, or soft feathers, from the breast of the female .
a heavy quilt or comforter, especially one filled with eiderdown.
a warm, lightweight knitted or woven fabric of wool, cotton, or man-made fibers, napped on one or both sides, used for sleepwear, infants’ clothing, etc.
the breast down of the female eider duck, with which it lines the nest, used for stuffing pillows, quilts, etc
a thick warm cover for a bed, made of two layers of material enclosing a soft filling
(US) a warm cotton fabric having a woollen nap
1774; see eider + down (n.). Ultimately from Icelandic æðardun, via a Scandinavian source (cf. Danish ederdunn) or German Eiderdon.
noun 1. any of several large sea ducks of the genus Soamateria and allied genera of the Northern Hemisphere, the females of which yield eiderdown.
[ahy-det-ik] /aɪˈdɛt ɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or constituting visual imagery vividly experienced and readily reproducible with great accuracy and in great detail. 2. of or relating to eidos. /aɪˈdɛtɪk/ adjective (psychol) 1. (of visual, or sometimes auditory, images) exceptionally vivid and allowing detailed recall of something previously perceived: thought to be common in […]
- Eidetic memory
noun the ability to recall images with vividness bordering on actual visual perception; total recall ; also called photographic memory Examples Eidetic memory, to use the clinical term, is the ability to recollect an image so vividly that it appears to be real.
[ahy-doh-luh n] /aɪˈdoʊ lən/ noun, plural eidola [ahy-doh-luh] /aɪˈdoʊ lə/ (Show IPA), eidolons. 1. a phantom; apparition. 2. an ideal. /aɪˈdəʊlɒn/ noun (pl) -la (-lə), -lons 1. an unsubstantial image; apparition; phantom 2. an ideal or idealized figure n. 1828, from Greek eidolon (see idol).