swan's down

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Noun1.swan's down - soft woolen fabric used especially for baby clothes
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
2.swan's down - down of the swan
swan - stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult
down, down feather - soft fine feathers
References in classic literature ?
His lady was dressed in blue velvet, all trimmed with swan's down.
letters written in autumn family snapshots the weeping inkstone tricks of light powder puffs made from swan's down the web of family ancestral homes I bought a cheap, woodblock print in Suzhou, my grandmother's birthplace, charmed by its piney grays and greens.