plu·​mi·​ped | \ ˈplüməˌped \
variants: or less commonly plumipede \ -​ˌpēd \

Definition of plumiped

1 : having feet covered with feathers
2 : having winged feet

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History and Etymology for plumiped

Latin plumiped-, plumipes having feathered feet (read by some editors at Catullus 58a, 5 for the word which is now generally taken to be plumipeda), from plumi- (from pluma small soft feather) + ped-, pes foot

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“Plumiped.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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