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Definition: Plume moth
, n. [F., fr. L. pluma. Cf. Fly
1. A feather; esp., a soft, downy feather, or a long,
conspicuous, or handsome feather.
Wings . . . of many a colored plume. --Milton.
2. (Zo["o]l.) An ornamental tuft of feathers.
3. A feather, or group of feathers, worn as an ornament; a
waving ornament of hair, or other material resembling
His high plume, that nodded o'er his head. --Dryden.
4. A token of honor or prowess; that on which one prides
himself; a prize or reward. “Ambitious to win from me
5. (Bot.) A large and flexible panicle of inflorescence
resembling a feather, such as is seen in certain large
(Zo["o]l.), any bird that yields ornamental
plumes, especially the species of Epimarchus from New
Guinea, and some of the herons and egrets, as the white
heron of Florida (Ardea candidissima
(a) A kind of grass (Erianthus saccharoides
) with the
spikelets arranged in great silky plumes, growing in
swamps in the Southern United States.
(b) The still finer Erianthus Ravenn[ae]
Mediterranean region. The name is sometimes extended
to the whole genus.
(Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous small, slender
moths, belonging to the family Pterophorid[ae]
. Most of
them have the wings deeply divided into two or more
plumelike lobes. Some species are injurious to the
(Bot.), an aromatic Australian tree
), whose numerous carpels are
tipped with long plumose persistent styles.