plumage

[ ploo-mij ]
/ ˈplu mɪdʒ /

noun

the entire feathery covering of a bird.
feathers collectively.

Origin of plumage

1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French. See plume, -age

OTHER WORDS FROM plumage

plum·aged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for plumage

plumage
/ (ˈpluːmɪdʒ) /

noun

the layer of feathers covering the body of a bird

Word Origin for plumage

C15: from Old French, from plume feather, from Latin plūma down
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Science definitions for plumage

plumage
[ plōōmĭj ]

The covering of feathers on a bird.
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