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[ploo-mee] /ˈplu mi/
adjective, plumier, plumiest.
having plumes or feathers.
adorned with a plume or plumes:
a plumy helmet.
plumelike or feathery.
Origin of plumy
First recorded in 1575-85; plume + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The dark, plumy foliage of the china trees was getting a golden edge.

    Dr. Sevier George W. Cable
  • Surprised, the skunk raised his plumy tail like a flag of battle.

  • His plumy tail, with a fringe of white hairs, is as airy as thistledown.

    The Spell of the Rockies Enos A. Mills
  • In a slow, stately fashion, these swayed their tall, plumy tops.

    Fighting the Sea Edward A. Rand
  • But it was the plumy tail of the sheep dog, who was lying there with the Lubber-fiend.

  • Only near the shore were groves of cocoa-palms waving their plumy banners to the soft trade breezes.

    A Modern Buccaneer Rolf Boldrewood
  • He ruffled up his cold black nose, and elevated his bushy tail—his beautiful, plumy tail.

    A Woman Tenderfoot Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
  • The plumy boughs stirred gently overhead and shed for us the balsamic odors, the flowers waved a welcome at our feet.

    Blazing The Way Emily Inez Denny
  • Soon both were satisfied and stood face to face, both with plumy tail erect and cocked head.

  • The tall trunk rocks at each deeper entering of the iron, while the plumy branches beat the air in shudders of agony.

    The Surprises of Life Georges Clemenceau
British Dictionary definitions for plumy


adjective plumier, plumiest
plumelike; feathery
consisting of, covered with, or adorned with feathers
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