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[ploo-meyt, -mit]
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adjective Zoology.
  1. resembling a feather, as a hair or bristle that bears smaller hairs.
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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



adjective zoology botany
  1. of, relating to, or possessing one or more feathers or plumes
  2. resembling a plume; covered with small hairsa plumate seed
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Word Origin

C19: from Latin plumātus covered with feathers; see plume
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