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plum·age

 (plo͞o′mĭj)
n.
1. The covering of feathers on a bird.
2. Feathers used ornamentally.
3. Elaborate dress; finery.

[Middle English, from Old French, from plume, plume, from Latin plūma.]

plum′aged adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.plumaged - having or covered in plumage; often used as a combining form; "fully plumaged young bird"; "brilliantly plumaged parrots"
feathered - having or covered with feathers; "our feathered friends"
References in classic literature ?
Beneath the odorous shade of these magnificent trees fluttered and warbled a little world of brilliantly plumaged birds.
Monkeys scampered about the deserted ruins, and gaily plumaged birds flitted in and out among the columns and the galleries far above; but no sign of human presence was discernible.
As the gaily plumaged creature fluttered to earth its companions and the little monkeys set up a most terrific chorus of wails and screaming protests.
Brilliantly plumaged birds with raucous voices darted from tree to tree.
And so, for a whole year, he sought to accumulate the most exquisite specimens that he could find of textile and embroidered work, getting the dainty Delhi muslins, finely wrought with gold-thread palmates and stitched over with iridescent beetles' wings; the Dacca gauzes, that from their transparency are known in the East as "woven air," and "running water," and "evening dew"; strange figured cloths from Java; elaborate yellow Chinese hangings; books bound in tawny satins or fair blue silks and wrought with fleurs-de-lis, birds and images; veils of lacis worked in Hungary point; Sicilian brocades and stiff Spanish velvets; Georgian work, with its gilt coins, and Japanese Foukousas, with their green-toned golds and their marvellously plumaged birds.
In winter 2016 and again in 2017, dark plumaged petrels were observed on Raine Island, in another first for researchers.
He drew the reader's attention to the dense scrub where once trees had stood, plumaged by invaders from lands nearby in their search for timber to turn into charcoal for cooking.
I have even seen this plumaged menace scare the living daylights out of a neighbour's cat that ventured into my garden.
A[cedilla]Peacock is the name for the colourfully plumaged male peafowl and females are called peahens.
In my notebook, my journal, were all the sketches I had been making of the spectacularly plumaged Lady Ross' Violet Plaintain-eater.
e stunningly plumaged Mandarin is originally from East Asia and can still be found in China, Japan, Korea and parts of Russia.
It is a long time since I have seen a goldfinch and they are one of my favourite birds - brilliantly plumaged with red, black and yellow markings.