adjective plu·mate \ˈplüˌmāt, -mə̇t\

Definition of plumate

  1. :  having a main shaft that bears many small hairs or filamentous parts —used of bodily hairs, antennae, or similar structures

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Origin and Etymology of plumate

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

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