plum aged

plumage

[ploo-mij]
noun
1.
the entire feathery covering of a bird.
2.
feathers collectively.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French. See plume, -age

plumaged, adjective
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plumage (ˈpluːmɪdʒ)
 
n
the layer of feathers covering the body of a bird
 
[C15: from Old French, from plume feather, from Latin plūma down]

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plumage
1481, "feathers," from O.Fr. plumage (14c.), from plume (see plume).
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plumage   (pl'mĭj)  Pronunciation Key 
The covering of feathers on a bird.
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