Definitions

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

  • adjective Consisting of or covered with feathers.
  • adjective Resembling a feather or plume.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Resembling a feather; feathery.
  • Plumed; adorned with plumes.
  • Plumaged; feathered.

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

  • adjective Covered or adorned with plumes, or as with plumes; feathery.

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

  • adjective Covered or adorned with plumes, or as with plumes; feathery.

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

  • adjective having or covered with or abounding in plumes
  • adjective adorned with feathers or plumes
  • adjective resembling a plume

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

plume +‎ -y

Examples

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  • She sent her mind out from the hall to walk in the night, which was not wet, yet had a bloom of rain in the air, so that the lights shone with a plumy beam and all roads seemed to run to a soft white cliff.

    - Rebecca West, The Judge

    July 16, 2009