plumose

[ploo-mohs]
adjective
1.
having feathers or plumes; feathered.
2.
feathery or plumelike.

Origin:
1720–30; < Latin plūmōsus. See plume, -ose1

plumosely, adverb
plumosity [ploo-mos-i-tee] , plumoseness, noun
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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]

plumose (ˈpluːməʊs, -məʊz)
 
adj
another word for plumate
 
[C17: from Latin plūmōsus feathery]
 
'plumosely
 
adv
 
plumosity
 
n

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Example sentences
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.
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