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

  • adj. Resembling a plume or feather.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.

  • adj. having an ornamental plume or feathery tuft


Latin plūmātus, feathered, from plūma, feather.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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