- having feathers or plumes; feathered.
- feathery or plumelike.
Origin of plumose
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Examples from the Web for plumose
Achenes 10-ribbed; pappus of rather rigid bristles, not plumose.
I could not perceive that they were plumose, as in many other genera.A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 1 of 2)
In certain breeds of the pigeon and fowl the feathers are plumose, with some tendency in the shafts to be naked.The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex
Bristles of the pappus naked (not plumose), merely rough or denticulate.
The pistil consists of an ovary and two styles ending in plumose stigmas.A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses
Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
- another word for plumate
C17: from Latin plūmōsus feathery