plumage

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French plumage (14c.), itself from plume (feather) (from Latin pluma (feather, down), from a Proto-Indo-European base *plews- (to pluck, a feather, fleece) + -age.

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plumage (countable and uncountable, plural plumages)

  1. Feathers, either covering a bird or used ornamentally
  2. Finery or elaborate dress.

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French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

plumage m (plural plumages)

  1. plumage, a bird's feathers

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