from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To pluck the feathers from.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To strip of feathers or plumage.
- v. To lay bare; to expose.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To strip or pluck off the feather of; to deprive of of plumage.
- transitive v. To lay bare; to expose.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To strip or pluck the feathers from; deprive of plumage; pluck.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. strip of feathers
- v. strip of honors, possessions, or attributes
Middle English deplumen, from Old French deplumer, from Medieval Latin dēplūmāre : Latin dē-, de- + Latin plūma, feather.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin deplumare; Latin de- + plumare to cover with feathers, pluma feather: compare deplumis featherless, and French déplumer. (Wiktionary)