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plumose

[ ploo-mohs ]
/ ˈplu moʊs /
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adjective

having feathers or plumes; feathered.
feathery or plumelike.

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Origin of plumose

From the Latin word plūmōsus, dating back to 1720–30. See plume, -ose1

OTHER WORDS FROM plumose

plu·mose·ly, adverbplu·mos·i·ty [ploo-mos-i-tee], /pluˈmɒs ɪ ti/, plu·mose·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for plumose

plumose
/ (ˈpluːməʊs, -məʊz) /

adjective

another word for plumate

Derived forms of plumose

plumosely, adverbplumosity (pluːˈmɒsɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for plumose

C17: from Latin plūmōsus feathery
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