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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 ?
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.
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.
Beneath the odorous shade of these magnificent trees fluttered and warbled a little world of brilliantly plumaged birds.
Brilliantly plumaged birds with raucous voices darted from tree to tree.
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.
They're stunningly plumaged, and currently present in enormous numbers.
A full summer plumaged male Yellowthroat, photographed in Cuba Picture: STEVE CULLEY