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

  • n. A small plume.

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  • n. A small plume.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small plume.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ornithology, a plumule or plumula; a down-feather.
  • n. Anything resembling a small plume, as a tuft of leaves or leaflets, or needles of a coniferous tree.
  • n. In botany, a little plumule.


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  • Involuntarily the maiden fastens her glance on the plumelet, which flits upward and upward in the direction of the moon's silvery orb.

    The Delight Makers

  • A small plumelet of eagle-down dances over his head.

    The Delight Makers

  • There are no combs or pins of gold, but in their place a scarlet plumelet of feathers -- from the wings of the red cardinal.

    The Wild Huntress Love in the Wilderness


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