A feather lacking a vane and having a rudimentary rachis and a tuft of non-interlocked barbs with elongated barbules extending from the calamus [ http://people.eku.edu/ritchisong/feather_evolution.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_feather ]

Synonyms: downy feather plumulaceous feather plumaceous feather

This is just here as a test because I lose it

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has narrow synonym

body down feather

natal down feather

powder down feather



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