Eiderdown



[ahy-der-doun] /ˈaɪ dərˌdaʊn/

noun
1.
, or soft feathers, from the breast of the female .
2.
a heavy quilt or comforter, especially one filled with eiderdown.
3.
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.
/ˈaɪdəˌdaʊn/
noun
1.
the breast down of the female eider duck, with which it lines the nest, used for stuffing pillows, quilts, etc
2.
a thick warm cover for a bed, made of two layers of material enclosing a soft filling
3.
(US) a warm cotton fabric having a woollen nap
n.

1774; see eider + down (n.). Ultimately from Icelandic æðardun, via a Scandinavian source (cf. Danish ederdunn) or German Eiderdon.

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