plumate

plumate

[ploo-meyt, -mit]
adjective Zoology.
resembling a feather, as a hair or bristle that bears smaller hairs.

Origin:
1820–30; < Latin plūmātus feathered. See plume, -ate1

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plumate or plumose (ˈpluːmeɪt, -mɪt)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or possessing one or more feathers or plumes
2.  resembling a plume; covered with small hairs: a plumate seed
 
[C19: from Latin plumātus covered with feathers; see plume]
 
plumose or plumose
 
adj
 
[C19: from Latin plumātus covered with feathers; see plume]

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