One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Resembling or decorated with feathers.
feathered, plumedView synonyms
- ‘Although the plumy flowers are beautiful, the form, color, and texture of miscanthus foliage is quite striking by itself.’
- ‘A squirrel dashed across the road, plumy tail bouncing behind it, and went up a tree.’
- ‘"Uncle Bob," she said, as she drew a long white glove over her elbow, her face shadowed by her plumy hat,’
- ‘He was just coming down for dinner (I was sitting at the bottom of the stairs) when a plump woman with straw-colored hair and a big plumy hat came in.’
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