plumier; plumiest
: downy
: having or resembling plumes

Examples of plumy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to wikiHow, blow dry separate sections using a round brush to pull, curl and smooth those tresses away from your face and into two gorgeous, thick plumy wings. oregonlive, 12 Jan. 2022 In the midst of the album’s plumy melodies is ruthless posturing. Max Cea, Billboard, 17 June 2018 On the coffee table, next to some vitamin pills and a water bottle, was a 160-million-year-old Anchiornis, its dinosaur tail and its plumy smudge of feathers preserved in exquisite detail. Stefen Chow, Smithsonian, 19 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1582, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of plumy was in 1582

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Cite this Entry

“Plumy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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