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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.
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.
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.
I stopped studying altogether, rolled under an eiderdown with a book in my hand, or escaped to the beach with the occasional boy.
Or you could opt to pay PS10,500 for an emperor size eiderdown duvet from the White Company - John Lewis has something similar for PS10,000.
Or you could opt to pay PS10,500 for an emperor-size eiderdown duvet from the White Company - John Lewis has something similar for PS10,000.
Apart from the unplayable nut which castled Mark Stoneman on his debut, it behaved more eiderdown fluff than a flaming
Cautioning the men and fining one - whom he described as "a bit of a fireeater" - 10s, the Stipendiary said, "You don't expect to be tucked in with eiderdown, do you?
Models adorned sheer, lace-trimmed lingerie dresses with marabou feathers and quilted silk satin eiderdown coats complimented by immaculately cut tuxedo jackets that possess a strong, 1940s shoulder and a deconstructed draped or double lapel.
DOWN: 1 Walt 2 Lift 3 Arrow 4 Poker 6 Door 7 Echo 10 Eiderdown 11 Descended 13 Patriot 14 Wrote 16 Tutor 18 Lay 19 Ace 23 Jerry 24 Beech 25 Tiff 26 Soya 27 Rind 28 Saga.
That does sound pretty reasonable to anyone who's ever thumbed through a volume of the Consolidated Regulations of Canada and wondered about the necessity of acquiring a permit to possess eiderdown.