Definition of plumate in English:

plumate

adjective

Biology
  • Resembling a feather; feathery.

    • ‘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.’
    feathered, plumed, plumy
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Origin

Early 19th century: from Latin pluma feather + -ate.

Pronunciation:

plumate

/ˈpluːmeɪt/