downy downy  /ˈdaʊ ni/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) like down or as soft as down
  2. (adj) covered with fine soft hairs or down

Usage(s):

  1. Brief though it was, the performance was impressive for a couple of downy-cheeked teen-agers who were playing only their fifth game of college football.
  2. A downy-cheeked sergeant in World War II, he drafted the immortal dogfaces Willie and Joe, followed up in 1952 with a sketch-board tour of combat in Korea.
  3. Not many minutes earlier, a weary man had risen from the Treasury Bench to make his waysome few hundred yards to his downy bed.

News

  1. The Kind Of App Experiment You’d Only Find In NYC

    Life in New York can be a lot like the life of one of those trees that attempts to grow into a cliff. Unlike the Bay Area, with its downy-soft incubators, people here invent a lot of things based purely on creative desperation. One such early-stage web experiment is this: “ Help Jeremy Find An Apartment .” To anyone who has YouTubed “lean product,” this should look familiar: It’s an extremely ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

  2. Mass. warns of disease infecting type of flower

    Massachusetts officials are warning of a new plant disease affecting impatiens, a popular flower group. The Department of Agricultural Resources said Tuesday that the disease, called Impatiens downy mildew, infects the flowers and causes them to die, but does not affect other types of plants or flowers.        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  3. State Issues Warning About Mildew Disease Infecting Impatiens

    The Department of Agricultural Resources said Tuesday that the disease — called Impatiens downy mildew — infects the flowers and causes them to die, but does not affect other types of plants or flowers.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CBS Boston

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