Origin of plumed
verb (used with object), plumed, plum·ing.
Origin of plume
Related Words for plumedfelicitate, congratulate, swagger, exult, boast, crow, gasconade, preen, pique, brag, prance, presume, strut, swell, vaunt, overbear
Examples from the Web for plumed
Contemporary Examples of plumed
Two plumed carabineri stood guard as Yoko Ono received a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement and gave a speech ending “Peace.”My Biennale Favorites
June 8, 2009
Historical Examples of plumed
Her own satin costume and plumed bonnet seemed a trifle theatrical.The Gorgeous Girl
They are plumed with culture, and it has become a charge instead of a credit.'Charge It'
The young Ferdinand plumed himself and spread himself for her vision.Aunt Rachel
David Christie Murray
The plumed arrow is frequently referred to in the songs of this rite.The Mountain Chant, A Navajo Ceremony
He plumed himself on the skill with which he managed to rob his employer.The Telegraph Boy
Horatio Alger, Jr.
Word Origin for plume
"adorned with plumes," 1520s, past participle adjective from plume (v.).
late 14c., "a feather" (especially a large and conspicuous one), from Old French plume "soft feather, down; feather bed," and directly from Latin pluma "a feather, down; the first beard," from PIE root *pleus- "to pluck; a feather, fleece" (cf. Old English fleos "fleece"). Meaning "a long streamer of smoke, etc." is first attested 1878.
late 14c., "to pluck, strip," from plume (n.). From mid-15c. as "to adorn with plumes." Meaning "to dress the feathers" is from 1702. Related: Plumed; pluming.