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See also: plūme
plume (plural plumes)
- A feather of a bird, especially a large or showy one.
- wings […] of many a coloured plume
- The furry tail of certain dog breeds (e.g. Samoyed, Malteagle) that stands erect or curls over their backs.
- A cluster of feathers worn as an ornament, especially on a helmet.
- his high plume, that nodded o'er his head
- A token of honour or prowess; that on which one prides himself; a prize or reward.
- ambitious to win from me some plume
- An upward spray of water or mist.
- (geology) An upwelling of molten material from the Earth's mantle.
- (astronomy) An arc of glowing material erupting from the surface of a star.
- A large and flexible panicle of inflorescence resembling a feather, such as is seen in certain large ornamental grasses.
cluster of feathers
geology: upwelling of molten material
astronomy: arc of glowing material
- (intransitive) To preen and arrange feathers.
- (intransitive) To congratulate oneself proudly.
- To form a plume
- Smoke plumed from his pipe then slowly settled towards the floor.
- To write; to pen.
to form a plume
to write; to pen
plume f (plural plumes)
- first-person singular present indicative of plumer
- third-person singular present indicative of plumer
- first-person singular present subjunctive of plumer
- third-person singular present subjunctive of plumer
- second-person singular imperative of plumer
- English: plume