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downy in Material & textiles topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdownydown‧y /ˈdaʊni/ adjective  DCBTIMcovered in or filled with soft fine hair or feathers the baby’s downy head
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downyThe undersides of the leaves are slightly downy.On the right, nearest his father, Hubert, best-suited school-leaver with a downy boy's face and sharp cheek-bones.And on the branch beside it is a downy chick.Outside, a light snow had begun to fall, whitening the streets with downy flakes.On his head was a fuzz - a fluff of pale downy hair, almost transparent.a baby's downy hairConsider instead the delicate beading of perspiration on a downy lip.These leaves, too, were curled around the edges, and their undersides were covered with a downy tan fuzz.In the mixed hardwood forest, I come across a number of hairy and downy woodpeckers.