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deplume

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Pronunciation: /dɪˈpluːm
 
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Definition of deplume in English:

verb

[with object]
Remove feathers from (a bird): (as adjective depluming) a depluming scabies mite that commonly affects parrots
More example sentences
  • None of its limbs should be cut, skinned or immersed in hot water or feathers be deplumed without making sure of its death.
  • If these skin lesions are found then it seems reasonable to suspect that depluming mites are prevalent.
  • The carcass is then deplumed and rinsed using a conventional picker with ambient temperature salt-water.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French desplumer or medieval Latin deplumare, from des-, de- (expressing reversal) + Latin pluma 'feather'.

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