- Botany. the bud of the ascending axis of a plant while still in the embryo.
- Ornithology. a down feather.
Origin of plumule
Related Words for plumuleplume, fringe, shaft, fluff, crest, down, spike, fin, wing, calamus, pompon, pinna, plumule, quill, pinion, penna
Examples from the Web for plumule
Historical Examples of plumule
Same, older, with plumule developed into internode and pair of leaves.
So it is the stem-portion of the plumule which is at first conspicuous and strong-growing.
They may also be divided into those with and without the plumule.Outlines of Lessons in Botany, Part I; From Seed to Leaf
Jane H. Newell
It is important that the leaves on the primary axis arising from the plumule are examined.
It consists of one or more seed-leaves or cotyledons, a radicle or young root, and a plumule or young bud.Field and Woodland Plants
William S. Furneaux
- the embryonic shoot of seed-bearing plants
- a down feather of young birds that persists in some adults
Word Origin for plumule
- The young shoot of a plant embryo, situated above the cotyledons and consisting of the epicotyl and often of immature leaves. See more at germination.