Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A covering of fine hairs or scales.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. plumage; feathers

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Plumage; feathers.
  • n. A dense covering, especially a hairy one; called also indumentum.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a covering of fine hairs (or sometimes scales) as on a leaf or insect

Etymologies

Latin indūmentum, garment, from induere, to put a garment on; see endue.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin indumentum a covering. See indue, and compare induement. (Wiktionary)

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