Origin of plume
OTHER WORDS FROM plumeplumeless, adjectiveplumelike, adjectivere·plume, verb (used with object), re·plumed, re·plum·ing.
How to use plume in a sentence
It appeared to complete all of those milestones, except for the landing, which sent a fireball and a plume of smoke over the Gulf Coast.Elon Musk’s Starship launches successfully but lands hard, explodes in what SpaceX calls an ‘awesome test’|Christian Davenport|December 9, 2020|Washington Post
Many showed thick plumes of dust, smoke and soot in the air.Surprising long-haul dust and tar are melting high glaciers|Sid Perkins|November 17, 2020|Science News For Students
Now for the second element — a plume of deep tropical moisture.
Indeed, some of its upper-level moisture will probably stream over the Washington region, and it definitely will contribute to the “juice factor” of the larger plume.
Smoke from the main plume of a fire can move both vertically and horizontally, sometimes borne on winds created by the fire itself.Wildfire smoke travels far but never really disappears|Juliet Grable|October 7, 2020|Popular-Science
And it was borne in upon Netty that Uncle Joseph had received some order; that he was pluming his ragged old wings for flight.The Vultures|Henry Seton Merriman
We have a glimpse into the ladies' tiring-room, where, like bright-winged birds, they are pluming themselves for flight.From the Easy Chair, series 3|George William Curtis
He felt small and mean and despised, and the talents he had been pluming himself on an hour before had now shrunk to windlestraws.The Path of the King|John Buchan
Frail from the housetops two plumes of smoke ascended, pluming, and in a flaw of softness softly were blown.Ulysses|James Joyce
The first yellow-haired bairn mounted the edge of the nest one morning, and after a little stretching and pluming, tried to fly.In Nesting Time|Olive Thorne Miller