: provided with or adorned with or as if with a plume
often used in combination
a white-plumed egret

Examples of plumed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Canada's Olympic Team Wide collars, plumed hats and polka dots ... Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, 21 Aug. 2023 The plumed paradise birds, the great and little egret, blue-throated and amethyst hummingbirds, the bright green Carolina parakeet, the Toco toucan, the lyre bird, the silver pheasant, the velvet bird, the tanager, the resplendent trogon ... Mary Jo Dilonardo, Treehugger, 25 May 2023 Gros painted the extravagantly uniformed general, swathed in gilded sashes and crowned with a red-plumed hat, closer to 6 feet 8. Los Angeles Times, 23 Apr. 2020 Pat Cleveland spun for photographers in head-to-toe sequins, Susanne Bartsch arrived in a fully plumed look, and Jordan Roth brought out his pearls. Lauren Sanchez, Vogue, 18 Feb. 2020 Like the Celtic myths that she was told during her childhood, Mexico is full of stories of ancient sorcery, plumed serpents, jaguar gods and the like. The Economist, 18 Dec. 2019 The desperation re the gorgeous raw material—earth—the sensation of last night, storms spilled, plumed, odor of looking for the various directions. Jorie Graham, The New Yorker, 22 July 2019 The sleek, dark-plumed birds with striking red crowns fly on command, scoop up a pinch of raspberry from your hand (and use your palm as a napkin to wipe their beaks). Terry Demio, Cincinnati.com, 30 May 2019 And while the blacklight obscured all but the collection's fluorescent plumed mini-dresses, geometric-print jackets, and sculptural plastic eyewear during the show's grand conclusion, up until that point, there was lots to take in above the neck. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 26 Feb. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of plumed was in the 15th century

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“Plumed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plumed. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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