eclipse plumage

noun

Definition of eclipse plumage

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

First Known Use of eclipse plumage

1906, in the meaning defined above

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“Eclipse plumage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eclipse%20plumage. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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