plumate

[ ploo-meyt, -mit ]
/ ˈplu meɪt, -mɪt /

adjective Zoology.

resembling a feather, as a hair or bristle that bears smaller hairs.

Origin of plumate

First recorded in 1820–30, plumate is from the Latin word plūmātus feathered. See plume, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for plumate

plumate

plumose

/ (ˈpluːmeɪt, -mɪt) /

adjective zoology botany

of, relating to, or possessing one or more feathers or plumes
resembling a plume; covered with small hairsa plumate seed

Word Origin for plumate

C19: from Latin plumātus covered with feathers; see plume
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