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1. Having feathers or featherlike growths; feathered.
2. Resembling a plume; feathery.

[Latin plūmōsus, from plūma, feather.]

plu′mose′ly adv.
plu·mos′i·ty (-mŏs′ĭ-tē) n.
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(ˈpluːməʊs; -məʊz)
(Zoology) another word for plumate
[C17: from Latin plūmōsus feathery]
ˈplumosely adv
plumosity n
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(ˈplu moʊs)

1. having feathers or plumes; feathered.
2. like a feather or plume.
[1720–30; < Latin plūmōsus. See plume, -ose1]
plu′mose•ly, adv.
plu•mos•i•ty (pluˈmɒs ɪ ti) n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.plumose - 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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References in classic literature ?
If you take down your Encyclopaedia Britannica , Volume III, AUS to BIS, you will find that bees are a 'large and natural family of the zoological order Hymenoptera, characterized by the plumose form of many of their hairs, by the large size of the basal segment of the foot ...
3e, f) decreasing in size posteriorly (second pereopod largest), with plumose setae on anterior margins.
Description: Herbs perennial or annual, tufted; culms scapose or few noded; leaves eligulate; inflorescence paniculate, with few to many spikelets, lower primary bracts leaflike, sheathing; spikelets with 3-6 persistent glumes, of increasing length, flowers bisexual, bristles spinulose to plumose, anthers apiculate and conspicuously greenish yellow, achene obovate to oblong, beaked, surface smooth to reticulated, embryo more or less rhomboid to top-shaped with a tapered scutellum, notch present below root cap (embryo of the Carpha-type).
Many crustacean swimming appendages carry arrays of plumose setae--exoskelet al., feather-like structures of long bristles (setae) with short branches (setules) distributed along two sides.
The colours of the plumose anemone Metridium senile (L.) Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 574(230), 415-450.
Chelicera yellowish brown, covered with long brownish setae; each terminal tooth of fixed finger and movable finger black, and prolateral margin of fixed finger dentition densely fringed with plumose setae.
According to Dojiri and Ho (2013) the genus Metacaligus can be distinguished from other genera within the Caligidae by the absence of sternal furca (Figure 1E), absence of accessory process on terminal spines 2 and 3 on exopodal segment of leg 1, three short plumose setae on inner margin of second exopodal segment of leg 1 and only one outer spine on terminal exopodal segment of leg 2.
The once cutting-edge submarine is now covered with white and orange plumose anemones.
The once cutting edge submarine is now covered with white and orange plumose anemones.
2) Labrum with a row of long bifid plumose setae, increasing in length toward lateral margin; lateral margin with a row of long fine simple setae; dorsal arc continuous with medial set of setae subequal in length; ventrally with lateral margin sclerotized, submarginal row of robust, apically bifid and plumose setae and with a row of short spine-like setae on distal half.