Korean/Words/보풀

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보풀[edit | edit source]

The seeds of the poplar tree are easily dispersed by the wind, thanks to the fine hairs surrounding them. --Wikipedia: Populus
The seeds of a cottonwood (Populus deltoides) --Wiktionary: cottonwood
Roman: bopul
Noun
  1. 종이나 헝겊 따위의 거죽에 부풀어 일어나는 몹시 가는 털. [1] [2]
    fluff [3]
Relatives
  • 포플러 (popeulleo) from poplar
  • 포퓰러 (popyulleo) from popular
  • 포플린 (popullin) from poplin
  • 뽀뿌링 (ppoppuring) likely from Japanese pronunciation
Comparatives
Uses
  • 보풀펄럭이다
    bopul-i peolleok-ida
    Fluffs are fluffing.
See also
  1. https://ko.dict.naver.com/#/search?query=보풀
  2. Korean 보풀 (bopul) itself is a reduplication; it is even doubled as 보풀보풀 (bopul-bopul).
  3. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/보풀