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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. 2017.
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  • The animal has a plumy bunch of gill-filaments, brilliantly coloured, and a stopper with which it can close the mouth of its tube.

  • The dark, plumy foliage of the china trees was getting a golden edge.

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

    A Modern Buccaneer Rolf Boldrewood
  • 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
  • Worrying her plumy tail and tobogganing from her back seemed to be favorite pastimes with two of the cubs.

  • But it was the plumy tail of the sheep dog, who was lying there with the Lubber-fiend.

  • The feathery bamboo, most gigantic of grasses, runs in plumy lines across the country.

  • He ruffled up his cold black nose, and elevated his bushy tail—his beautiful, plumy tail.

    A Woman Tenderfoot Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
British Dictionary definitions for plumy


adjective plumier, plumiest
plumelike; feathery
consisting of, covered with, or adorned with feathers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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