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Resembling a plume or feather.
[Latin plūmātus, feathered, from plūma, feather.]
plumate(ˈpluːmeɪt; -mɪt) or
1. (Zoology) of, relating to, or possessing one or more feathers or plumes
2. (Biology) resembling a plume; covered with small hairs: a plumate seed.
[C19: from Latin plumātus covered with feathers; see plume]