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EtymologyEdit

From Old French plumage (14c.), itself from plume (feather) (from Latin plūma (feather, down), from a Proto-Indo-European base *plews- (to pluck, a feather, fleece) + -age.

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plumage (countable and uncountable, plural plumages)

  1. (ornithology, collective noun) Layer or collection of feathers covering a bird’s body; feathers used ornamentally.
  2. Finery or elaborate dress.

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  • IPA(key): /ply.maʒ/
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plumage m (plural plumages)

  1. (ornithologie, nom collectif) plumage (a bird's feathers, collectively speaking)

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