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plumose

[ploo-mohs]
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adjective
  1. having feathers or plumes; feathered.
  2. feathery or plumelike.
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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
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Related Words for plumose

feathery, fleecy, fuzzy, light, silky, soft, woolly, featherlike, plumate, plumose, pubescent, velutinous, velvety

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British Dictionary definitions for plumose

plumose

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

Word Origin for plumose

C17: from Latin plūmōsus feathery
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