Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Resembling a plume or feather.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In entomology, resembling a plume: said of a hair or bristle when it bears smaller hairs.

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

  • adjective having an ornamental plume or feathery tuft

Etymologies

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

[Latin plūmātus, feathered, from plūma, feather.]

Examples

  • After breakfast he dusted the glass over these portraits himself with a cloth, and brushed the oil painting of his wife with a plumate kept suspended from a small brass hook by the side of the heavy gold frame.

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  • After breakfast he dusted the glass over these portraits himself with a cloth, and brushed the oil painting of his wife with a plumate kept suspended from a small brass hook by the side of the heavy gold frame.

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