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plumate

[ploo-meyt, -mit] /ˈplu meɪt, -mɪt/
adjective, Zoology.
1.
resembling a feather, as a hair or bristle that bears smaller hairs.
Origin of plumate
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30, plumate is from the Latin word plūmātus feathered. See plume, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for plumate

plumate

/ˈpluːmeɪt; -mɪt/
adjective (zoology, botany)
1.
of, relating to, or possessing one or more feathers or plumes
2.
resembling a plume; covered with small hairs: a plumate seed
Word Origin
C19: from Latin plumātus covered with feathers; see plume
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