plumule

noun plu·mule \ ˈplü-(ˌ)myül \

Definition of plumule

1 : the primary bud of a plant embryo usually situated at the apex of the hypocotyl and consisting of leaves and an epicotyl
2 : a down feather

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Origin and Etymology of plumule

New Latin plumula, from Latin, diminutive of pluma small soft feather — more at fleece


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