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plumage

[ploo-mij] /ˈplu mɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the entire feathery covering of a bird.
2.
feathers collectively.
Origin of plumage
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Middle French. See plume, -age
Related forms
plumaged, adjective
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plumage

/ˈpluːmɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the layer of feathers covering the body of a bird
Word Origin
C15: from Old French, from plume feather, from Latin plūma down
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Word Origin and History for plumage
n.

late 14c., "feathers," from Old French plumage "plumage, appearance" (14c.), from plume (see plume (n.)).

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plumage
  (pl'mĭj)   
The covering of feathers on a bird.
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