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plumose

[ploo-mohs] /ˈplu moʊs/
adjective
1.
having feathers or plumes; feathered.
2.
feathery or plumelike.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; < Latin plūmōsus. See plume, -ose1
Related forms
plumosely, adverb
plumosity
[ploo-mos-i-tee] /pluˈmɒs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
plumoseness, noun
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Examples for plumose
  • Each bristle is minutely barbed on the lower part and plumose on the upper part.
  • Pappus bristles plumose and deciduous, forming a ring at the base and falling as a unit.
  • Notable exceptions are where joints form plumose patterns in fumarolic zones.
British Dictionary definitions for plumose

plumate

/ˈpluːmeɪt; -mɪt/
adjective (zoology, botany)
1.
of, relating to, or possessing one or more feathers or plumes
2.
resembling a plume; covered with small hairs a plumate seed
Word Origin
C19: from Latin plumātus covered with feathers; see plume

plumose

/ˈpluːməʊs; -məʊz/
adjective
1.
another word for plumate
Derived Forms
plumosely, adverb
plumosity (pluːˈmɒsɪtɪ) noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin plūmōsus feathery
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