Definitions for "Pappus"
The hairy or feathery appendage of the achenes of thistles, dandelions, and most other plants of the order Compositæ; also, the scales, awns, or bristles which represent the calyx in other plants of the same order.
An arrangement of fine hairs.
A downy or feathery tuft in place of a calyx, used in fruit dispersal
Encyclopaedia Britannica 2002