Definition of plumiform in English:

plumiform

adjective

Zoology
  • Having the shape or form of a feather; penniform; plumose.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Benjamin Martin (bap. 1705, d. 1782), lecturer on science and maker of scientific instruments. From classical Latin plūma plume + -iform. In plumiformly after German federartig.

Pronunciation

plumiform

/ˈpluːmɪfɔːm/