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plumose Syllabification: plu·mose
Pronunciation: /ˈplo͞omōs/

Definition of plumose in English:


chiefly Biology
Having many fine filaments or branches that give a feathery appearance.
Example sentences
  • Fruits of this species are glabrous achenes, with sepals modified into plumose bristles and are frequently wind-dispersed.
  • These crystalline minerals likely comprise dark brown to black inclusions within the plume; such inclusions have a metallic to submetallic luster and can themselves vary from plumose textures to discrete granules.
  • Some of the muscovite forms attractive plumose sprays of large blades.


Mid 18th century: from Latin plumosus 'full of down or feathers', from pluma 'down'.

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