eclipse plumage

noun

: comparatively dull plumage that is usually of seasonal occurrence in birds exhibiting a distinct breeding plumage

Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eclipse plumage was in 1906

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“Eclipse plumage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eclipse%20plumage. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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