plumage

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noun plum·age \ˈplü-mij\

Definition of plumage

  1. :  the feathers of a bird

plumaged

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Examples of plumage in a Sentence

  1. The peacock has colorful plumage.

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Origin and Etymology of plumage

Middle English, from Middle French, from Old French, from plume feather — more at plume


PLUMAGE Defined for English Language Learners

plumage

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Definition of plumage for English Language Learners

  • : the feathers that cover the body of a bird


PLUMAGE Defined for Kids

plumage

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noun plum·age \ˈplü-mij\

Definition of plumage for Students

  1. :  the feathers of a bird


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