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pap·pus

(pap'ŭs),
The first downy growth of beard.
[G. pappos, down]

pappus

[pap′əs]
Etymology: Gk, pappos, down
the first growth of beard, characterized by downy hairs.

pappus

(păp′pŭs) [L.]
The first growth of beard hair appearing on the cheeks and chin as fine, downy hair.

pappus

a circle of hairs formed from a modified CALYX found on the seeds of plants of the family Compositae, for example dandelion and thistle seeds. The pappus assists in the dispersal of the seeds by wind, acting as a kind of parachute.
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Pappi, Die Links-Rechts-Dimension des deutschen Parteiensystems und die Parteipraferenz-Profile der Wahlerschaft'(The Left-Right Dimension of the German Party System and Party Preference profile of Voters).
Apart from being "an annoying [and unconvincing] foreign do-gooder" (Rosenthal, 2004:5), she is, like Pappi, Matyas and Dr Belotti, a good white person, because she is a foreign white person, or so the narrative appears to demonstrate.
Earlier, tentative attributions of The Judgement of Solomon to Ribera took on a more definitive tone on the basis of further critical scrutiny by Pappi, fuelled in part by significant documentary evidence that the first owner of the Apostle paintings was Pedro Cosida, a representative in Rome of the Spanish Crown's commercial interests.
Team Pappi," they were dubbed by the announcer, and they wore consecutive numbers, 853 and 854.
His marriage broken, and on way to Chandigarh to unite his best friend Pappi ( Deepak Dobriyal) with the girl he loves, Manu comes across feisty Haryanvi girl Kusum Sangwan, or Datto.
Good to know Must try: Don't skip a visit to Maqbool Road, for mutton curry at Prakash 'Meet' Shop, have your fill of Amritsar's best stuffed kulcha at Famous dhaba, local street-speciality of bhijje kulche at Pappi Chholewala in Green Avenue, and for lassi head to Regent Talkies.
Libera (1993) di Pappi Corsicato, che ha vinto il Nastro d'argento a Berlino come migliore opera prima, racconta tre storie diverse di aridita sentimentale e di depravazione nel contesto di una Napoli variegata nella sua struttura urbanistica: dal Centro Direzionale ai quartieri spagnoli, alla periferia di Secondigliano.
aastal Leningradis valja antud algkoolilugemiku fotol on kujutatud moisnikku, kulakut, kaupmeest, pappi ja endist politseinikku, keda peetakse vaenlasteks ning keda ei tohi "noukogudesse" valida.