Definition for Eider

eider, adj. [Icel. æthar.] (webplay: duck).

  1. Airy; soft; floating; plumy; light-weight; [fig.] tutu; swan-feather; made of net; like a ballet skirt.
  2. Angelic; winged; [fig.] snowy; cloudy; billowy; [metaphor] whispered; soft-spoken.
  3. Phrase. “Eider duck”: species of duck; water fowl whose plumage is used for bedding; bird that lines its nest with downy feathers.

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