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Resembling a feather; feathery.
feathered, plumed, plumyView synonyms
- ‘Some of these beads have plain lobes; others show a plumate pattern of raked threads.’
- ‘Her plumate cloud of midnight hair tumbled loose about her shoulders.’
- ‘t is characterised by the heavy spotting on the sepals and petals, and by the beautiful plumate edges of the petals.’
- ‘Decidedly the makers were fascinated by the hirsute and the plumate.’
- ‘The leaflets are in two planes, giving a slightly plumate appearance.’
Early 19th century: from Latin pluma feather + -ate.
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