Definition of plumose in English:

plumose

Pronunciation /ˈpluːməʊz//pluːˈməʊs//ˈpluːməʊs/

adjective

Biology
  • Having many fine filaments or branches which give a feathery appearance.

    • ‘Some of the muscovite forms attractive plumose sprays of large blades.’
    • ‘Fruits of this species are glabrous achenes, with sepals modified into plumose bristles and are frequently wind-dispersed.’
    • ‘These crystalline minerals likely comprise dark brown to black inclusions within the plume; such inclusions have a metallic to submetallic luster and can themselves vary from plumose textures to discrete granules.’
    feathered, plumed, plumy
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Origin

Mid 18th century: from Latin plumosus ‘full of down or feathers’, from pluma ‘down’.

Pronunciation

plumose

/pluːˈməʊs//ˈpluːməʊs/