- resembling a feather, as a hair or bristle that bears smaller hairs.
Origin of plumate
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- of, relating to, or possessing one or more feathers or plumes
- resembling a plume; covered with small hairsa plumate seed
C19: from Latin plumātus covered with feathers; see plume
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