pluma

noun (1)
plu·​ma | \ ˈplümə \
plural plumae\ -​(ˌ)mē , -​ˌmī \

Definition of pluma

 (Entry 1 of 2)

pluma

noun (2)
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plural -s

Definition of pluma (Entry 2 of 2)

: any of several Caribbean sparid porgies (genus Calamus)

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History and Etymology for pluma

Noun (1)

New Latin, from Latin, small soft feather

Noun (2)

American Spanish, from Spanish, feather, from Latin, small soft feather

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“Pluma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pluma. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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