eclipse plumage

Origin of eclipse plumage

First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for eclipse plumage

eclipse plumage

noun
  1. seasonal plumage that occurs in certain birds after the breeding plumage and before the winter plumage: characterized by dull coloration
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