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Origin of plumose

From the Latin word plūmōsus, dating back to 1720–30. See plume, -ose1
Related formsplu·mose·ly, adverbplu·mos·i·ty [ploo-mos-i-tee] /pluˈmɒs ɪ ti/, plu·mose·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. another word for plumate
Derived Formsplumosely, adverbplumosity (pluːˈmɒsɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for plumose

C17: from Latin plūmōsus feathery
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