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Etymology 1[edit]

pen +‎ -age


pennage (countable and uncountable, plural pennages)

  1. The confining of animals in pens.
  2. A fee paid for the accommodation of animals in pens.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin penna (feather).



  1. (obsolete) feathery covering; plumage
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for pennage in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)