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plumate Line breaks: plum|ate
Pronunciation: /ˈpluːmeɪt/

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Definition of plumate in English:


chiefly Biology
Resembling a feather; feathery.
Example sentences
  • 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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