[ fil-uh-ploom, fahy-luh- ]
/ ˈfɪl əˌplum, ˈfaɪ lə- /
a specialized, hairlike feather having a slender shaft with few or no barbs.
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British Dictionary definitions for filoplume
/ (ˈfɪləˌpluːm, ˈfaɪ-) /
ornithol any of the hairlike feathers that lack vanes and occur between the contour feathers
Word Origin for filoplume
C19: from New Latin fīloplūma, from Latin fīlum thread + plūma feather
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