Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Resembling a plume or some aspect of one.

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

  • adjective resembling a plume

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

plume +‎ -like

Examples

  • Leaving the hot desert behind, we waded and splashed in some of the pools fed by plumelike waterfalls, surrounded by flowers and ferns, and canopied at places by reeds.

    The Shepherd’s Song

  • Leaving the hot desert behind, we waded and splashed in some of the pools fed by plumelike waterfalls, surrounded by flowers and ferns, and canopied at places by reeds.

    The Shepherd’s Song

  • Leaving the hot desert behind, we waded and splashed in some of the pools fed by plumelike waterfalls, surrounded by flowers and ferns, and canopied at places by reeds.

    The Shepherd’s Song

  • The motion that caught his attention was the sudden stiffening of the antennae as he spoke, the two plumelike organs expanding sideways and pointing diagonally forward, as though to bring his head between their tips.

    Natives of Space

  • Now through rushing chutes, among green islands, where plumelike

    Elson Grammar School Literature v4

  • Its dignity, simplicity and beautiful plumelike foliage place it in a class of its own.

    Gardening Indoors and Under Glass A Practical Guide to the Planting, Care and Propagation of House Plants, and to the Construction and Management of Hotbed, Coldframe and Small Greenhouse

  • Her own canvas was hidden by draperies of dull gold silk, and beside it, on a carved stool, sprays of Banksia roses and honeysuckle soared plumelike from a vase of beaten bronze.

    The Great Amulet

  • The business of the traveller, however, is to tramp on in the sun and the sand, with an eye to the compass and giving no heed to evanishing gleams of fairy lakes and plumelike palms.

    Quaint Courtships

  • A man never left his house without his rifle; the gun was a part of his dress, and in his belt he carried a hunting knife and a hatchet; on his head he wore a cap of squirrel skin, often with the plumelike tail dangling from it.

    Stories Of Ohio

  • The rich plushy, plumelike branches grow in regular whorls around the trunk, and on the topmost whorls, standing erect, are the large, beautiful cones.

    Steep Trails

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.