plumage


plum·age

noun \ˈplü-mij\

: the feathers that cover the body of a bird

Full Definition of PLUMAGE

:  the feathers of a bird
plum·aged \-mijd\ adjective

Examples of PLUMAGE

  1. The peacock has colorful plumage.

Origin of PLUMAGE

Middle English, from Middle French, from Old French, from plume feather — more at plume
First Known Use: 14th century

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