Definitions for plumuleˈplum yul

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

plu•muleˈplum yul(n.)

  1. the bud of the ascending axis of a plant while still in the embryo.

    Category: Botany

  2. a down feather.

    Category: Ornithology

Origin of plumule:

1720–30; < NL, L plūmula. See plume , -ule

plu′mu•lar-yə lər(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. plumule(noun)

    down feather of young birds; persists in some adult birds

Wiktionary

  1. plumule(Noun)

    The first bud, or gemmule, of a young plant; the bud, or growing point, of the embryo, above the cotyledons.

  2. plumule(Noun)

    A down feather.

  3. plumule(Noun)

    The aftershaft of a feather.

  4. plumule(Noun)

    One of the featherlike scales of certain male butterflies.

  5. Origin: From plumula, diminutive of pluma "feather"; compare French plumule.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plumule

    of Plumula

  2. Plumule(noun)

    the first bud, or gemmule, of a young plant; the bud, or growing point, of the embryo, above the cotyledons. See Illust. of Radicle

  3. Plumule(noun)

    a down feather

  4. Plumule(noun)

    the aftershaft of a feather. See Illust. under Feather

  5. Plumule(noun)

    one of the featherlike scales of certain male butterflies

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