Found 3 items, similar to plume.
English → Indonesian
English → English
v 1: rip off; ask an unreasonable price [syn: overcharge
2: be proud of; “He prides himself on making it into law
3: deck with a plume; “a plumed helmet”
4: clean with one's bill; “The birds preened”
5: form a plume; “The chimneys were pluming the sky”
engine was pluming black smoke”
6: dress or groom with elaborate care; “She likes to dress when
going to the opera”
n 1: a feather or cluster of feathers worn as an ornament
2: the light horny waterproof structure forming the external
covering of birds [syn: feather
English → English
, 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.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plumed
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [Cf. F. plumer to pluck, to strip, L. plumare to
cover with feathers.]
1. To pick and adjust the plumes or feathers of; to dress or
Pluming her wings among the breezy bowers. --W.
2. To strip of feathers; to pluck; to strip; to pillage;
also, to peel. [Obs.] --Bacon. Dryden.
3. To adorn with feathers or plumes. “Farewell the plumed
4. To pride; to vaunt; to boast; -- used reflexively; as, he
plumes himself on his skill. --South.
(Zo["o]l.), an African viper (Vipera cornuta
, syn. Clotho cornuta
), having a plumelike
structure over each eye. It is venomous, and is related to
the African puff adder. Called also horned viper
(Zo["o]l.), the California mountain quail
). See Mountain quail