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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, any hairy covering or pubescence which forms a coating.
  • n. In ornithology, plumage; a bird's feathers, collectively considered.

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

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  • Thanks, h. Rest assured I shall be working on my several bird lists again in the near future. :-)

    April 21, 2010

  • Reesetee, this is a bird word.
    "In ornithology, plumage; a bird's feathers, collectively considered. "

    April 21, 2010