pluimage

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From Middle French plumage, from plume 'feather', from Latin pluma "feather, down", from the Proto-Indo-European base *pleus- "to pluck, a feather, fleece"

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pluimage n (plural pluimages, diminutive pluimagetje n)

  1. The plumage of a bird
  2. (rare) An object made of feathers, mostly ornamental; also a duster
  3. (figuratively) One's nature, typological category; notably in the expression van divers pluimage ('of varied types')
  4. (obsolete) The waving crest of a tree or wood

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