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ei·der·down

also eider down  (ī′dər-doun′)
n.
1. The down of the eider, used as stuffing for quilts and pillows.
2. A quilt stuffed with the down of the eider.
3. A warm napped fabric.

[Swedish ejderdun, from Icelandic ædhar-dún : ædhar, genitive of ædhr, eider (from Old Norse ǣdhr) + dún, down (from Old Norse dūnn).]

eiderdown

(ˈaɪdəˌdaʊn)
n
1. (Zoology) 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. (Textiles) US a warm cotton fabric having a woollen nap

ei•der•down

(ˈaɪ dərˌdaʊn)

n.
1. under plumage from the breast of the female eider duck.
2. a heavy quilt, esp. one filled with eiderdown.
3. a warm, lightweight knitted or woven fabric, napped on one or both sides.

Eiderdown

1. The soft, fluffy feathers of the eider duck, sometimes used as filling for comforters.
2. A weave of cloth. The 1895 Montgomery Ward Catalogue said their cloth resembled a sheep fleece closely sheared.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eiderdown - a soft quilt usually filled with the down of the eider
eiderdown - down of the eider duck
quilt, comforter, puff, comfort - bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together
2.eiderdown - down of the eider duck
eider, eider duck - duck of the northern hemisphere much valued for the fine soft down of the females
duck down - down of the duck
continental quilt, duvet, eiderdown - a soft quilt usually filled with the down of the eider
Translations
لِحاف من الرّيش
dyneoverdyne
pehelypaplan
æîardúnssæng
dūnu sega
páperový paplón
ördek tüyünden yorgan

eiderdown

[ˈaɪdədaʊn] Nedredón m

eiderdown

[ˈaɪdərdaʊn] nédredon m

eiderdown

n (= quilt)Federbett nt, → Daunendecke f; (= feathers)Daunen pl, → Flaumfedern pl

eiderdown

[ˈaɪdəˌdaʊn] n (quilt) → trapunta di piuma

eiderdown

(ˈaidədaun) noun
a bedcover made of the down or soft feathers of the eider duck (a northern sea duck).
References in classic literature ?
And as she snuggled comfortably beneath the eiderdown a sense of restfulness invaded her, such as she had not known before.
Nevertheless, vixenly as she looks, many people are seeking at this very moment to shelter themselves under the wing of the federal eagle; imagining, I presume, that her bosom has all the softness and snugness of an eiderdown pillow.
There was a large wooden bedstead on which was a billowing red eiderdown, and there was a large wardrobe, a round table, a very small washstand, and two stuffed chairs covered with red rep.
Beside the pallet was a window, whose panes broken like a spider's web upon which rain has fallen, allowed a view, through its rent meshes, of a corner of the sky, and the moon lying far away on an eiderdown bed of soft clouds.
What's happened to hot water bottles and thick eiderdowns.
Eiderdowns and blankets, below, and an updating stairs project, above, feature in the Vintage Home book
I can remember wooden beds piled high with blankets and eiderdowns, hot water bottles and roaring fires, and waking up to the smell of freshly baked bread.
They muffled the explosions by placing mattresses, carpets and eiderdowns around the safes.
The remodelling includes seats that unfold into completely flat beds, a newly designed headrest and an extra 30cm of personal space for passengers, as well as a new design of all the upholstery and linen in orange and brown and the replacement of blankets with eiderdowns and a new toilet kit featuring products designed exclusively for the airline.
Says Jenny: "We're stuck in the middle worrying about both our children and our parents, as well as our weight and the fact that the backs of our legs have suddenly turned into eiderdowns.