plumate


plumate
/plooh"mayt, -mit/, adj. Zool.
resembling a feather, as a hair or bristle that bears smaller hairs.
[1820-30; < L plumatus feathered. See PLUME, -ATE1]

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  • plumate — /ˈplumeɪt/ (say ploohmayt) adjective resembling a feather, as a hair or bristle which bears smaller hairs. {Latin plūmātus, past participle, covered with feathers} …   Australian English dictionary

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  • feathered — adjective 1. adorned with feathers or plumes (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑feathery, ↑plumy • Similar to: ↑adorned, ↑decorated • Derivationally related forms: ↑feather …   Useful english dictionary

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