What does plumage mean?

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ˈplu mɪdʒplumage

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. feather, plume, plumage(noun)

    the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds

Wiktionary

  1. plumage(Noun)

    Feathers, either covering a bird or used ornamentally

    Etymology: From plumage (14c.), itself from plume 'feather' (from pluma, "feather, down", from a Proto-Indo-European base *pleus- "to pluck, a feather, fleece") + -age

  2. plumage(Noun)

    Finery or elaborate dress.

    Etymology: From plumage (14c.), itself from plume 'feather' (from pluma, "feather, down", from a Proto-Indo-European base *pleus- "to pluck, a feather, fleece") + -age

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plumage(noun)

    the entire clothing of a bird

    Etymology: [F., from plume a feather.]

Freebase

  1. Plumage

    Plumage refers both to the layer of feathers that cover a bird and the pattern, colour, and arrangement of those feathers. The pattern and colours of plumage vary between species and subspecies and can also vary between different age classes, sexes, and season. Within species there can also be a number of different colour morphs. Differences in plumage are used by ornithologists and birdwatchers to distinguish between species and collect other species specific information.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Plumage

    plōōm′āj, n. the whole feathers of a bird. [Fr.,—plume, a feather.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plumage in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plumage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of plumage in a Sentence

  1. Jean Anouilh:

    Poor little men, poor little cocks! As soon as they're old enough, they swell their plumage to be conquerors. If they only knew that it's enough to be just a little bit wounded and sad in order to obtain everything without fighting for it.

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