Entry from British & World English dictionary
Resembling a feather; feathery.
- The leaflets are in two planes, giving a slightly plumate appearance.
- Her plumate cloud of midnight hair tumbled loose about her shoulders.
- 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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