plumate

adjective

plu·​mate
ˈplüˌmāt,
-mə̇t
: having a main shaft that bears many small hairs or filamentous parts
used of bodily hairs, antennae, or similar structures

Word History

Etymology

New Latin plumatus, from Latin, covered with feathers, from pluma small soft feather + -atus -ate

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“Plumate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plumate. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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