AskDefine | Define downy

Dictionary Definition

downy adj
1 like down or as soft as down [syn: downlike, flossy, fluffy]
2 covered with fine soft hairs or down; "downy milkweed seeds" [syn: pubescent, puberulent, sericeous] [also: downiest, downier]

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  1. Having down, covered with a soft fuzzy coating as of small feathers.
    The chick's downy coat of feathers formed almost immediately to keep them warm.

Extensive Definition

Downy is a brand name of fabric softener produced by Procter & Gamble and sold in USA. It entered the U.S. test market in August 1960 and went nation-wide in December 1961.
Lenor is a brand name of fabric softener and paper towels produced by Procter & Gamble, sold in United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium.


The Downy product line contains the following:
  • Ultra Downy Liquid (released in 1991)
  • Downy Simple Pleasures (released in 2004)
  • Downy Ball
  • Downy Sheets (released in 1987)
  • Downy Wrinkle Releaser
Lenor is available in the UK & Ireland in various colours and fragrances: Lenor Spring Awakening Lenor Summer Breeze Lenor In the Pink Lenor Sleep Sensations Lenor with Febreze effect (also available in Ariel detergent) Lenor Crushed Silk & Jasmine (also available in Bold 2in1 detergent)


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