Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of plumate in English:
Resembling a feather; feathery.
- Some of these beads have plain lobes; others show a plumate pattern of raked threads.
- Decidedly the makers were fascinated by the hirsute and the plumate.
- t is characterised by the heavy spotting on the sepals and petals, and by the beautiful plumate edges of the petals.
Early 19th century: from Latin pluma 'feather' + -ate2.
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