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Resembling a plume or feather.

[Latin plūmātus, feathered, from plūma, feather.]
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(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]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.plumate - having an ornamental plume or feathery tuft
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
feathered - having or covered with feathers; "our feathered friends"
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Articulating each barb with a line of diamonds, Sutra depicts the airy lightness and soft pliability of a feather to plumate perfection.