Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the pair of tufts of feathers, or egrets, also called ears and horns, on the head in sundry owls, as species of Bubo, Scops, Otus, or Asio; a feather-horn. Also (rarely) called corniplume. See cuts under Buboninæ and Otus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) An ear tuft of feathers, as in the horned owls.

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  • noun zoology An ear tuft of feathers, as in the horned owls.

Etymologies

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From Latin pluma "feather" + cornu "horn".

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  • A tuft or crest of feathers on top of a bird's head; esp. either of the paired ear tufts typical of many owls.

    August 9, 2008

  • When Missy awakes on dewy morns
    She spruces up her unicorns.
    Each ear, though of leather,
    She tops with a feather,
    Preferring her myths have plumicorns.

    May 24, 2016