Feathery. [L. pluma, feather]

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plu·mose 'plü-.mōs adj resembling a feather

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plu·mose (plooґmōs) [L. plumosus, Fr. pluma feather] feathery; resembling a feather.

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  • plumose — [plo͞o′mōs΄] adj. [L plumosus < pluma, feather: see PLUME] 1. having feathers; feathered 2. like a feather plumosely adv. plumosity [plo͞o mäs′ə tē] n …   English World dictionary

  • plumose — adjective a) Having feathers or plumes. b) Having hairs, or other párts, arranged along an axis like a feather; feathery; plumelike; as, a plumose leaf; plumose tentacles …   Wiktionary

  • plumose — adjective Date: circa 1727 1. having feathers or plumes ; feathered 2. feathery < plumose setae > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • plumose — adj. [L. pluma, feather] Having fine processes on opposite sides; feather like …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • plumose — plumosely, adv. plumosity /plooh mos i tee/, plumoseness, n. /plooh mohs/, adj. 1. having feathers or plumes; feathered. 2. feathery or plumelike. [1720 30; < L plumosus. See PLUME, OSE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • plumose — plu·mose || pluːməʊs adj. covered with feathers; resembling a feather …   English contemporary dictionary

  • plumose — [plu: məʊs, plu:məʊs, z] adjective chiefly Biology having many fine filaments or branches which give a feathery appearance. Origin C18: from L. plumosus full of down or feathers , from pluma down …   English new terms dictionary

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  • plumose —   Feathery in a whorled appearance, e.g. the arrangement of leaflets on the rachis in Ceratozamia norstogii …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

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