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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Downy  \Down"y\  (-[y^]),  a. 
  1.  Covered  with  down  or  with  pubescence  or  soft  hairs.  ``A 
  downy  feather.''  --Shak. 
 
  Plants  that  .  .  .  have  downy  or  velvet  rind  upon 
  their  leaves.  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  Made  of  or  resembling,  down  Hence  figuratively:  Soft; 
  placid;  soothing;  quiet.  ``A  downy  shower.''  --Keble. 
  ``Downy  pillow.''  --Pope. 
 
  Time  steals  on  with  downy  feet.  --Young. 
 
  3.  Cunning;  wary.  [Slang,  Eng.]  --Latham. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  downy 
  adj  1:  like  down  or  as  soft  as  down  [syn:  {downlike},  {flossy},  {fluffy}] 
  2:  (biology)  covered  with  fine  soft  hairs  or  down  "downy 
  milkweed  seeds"  [syn:  {pubescent},  {puberulent},  {sericeous}] 




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