browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

plumedmore about plumed


  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Plume  \Plume\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Plumed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Pluming}.]  [Cf.  F.  plumer  to  pluck,  to  strip,  L.  plumare  to 
  cover  with  feathers.] 
  1.  To  pick  and  adjust  the  plumes  or  feathers  of  to  dress  or 
  Pluming  her  wings  among  the  breezy  bowers.  --W. 
  2.  To  strip  of  feathers;  to  pluck;  to  strip;  to  pillage; 
  also  to  peel.  [Obs.]  --Bacon.  Dryden. 
  3.  To  adorn  with  feathers  or  plumes.  ``Farewell  the  plumed 
  troop.''  --Shak. 
  4.  To  pride;  to  vaunt;  to  boast;  --  used  reflexively;  as  he 
  plumes  himself  on  his  skill.  --South. 
  {Plumed  adder}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  African  viper  ({Vipera,  or 
  Clotho  cornuta}),  having  a  plumelike  structure  over  each 
  eye.  It  is  venomous,  and  is  related  to  the  African  puff 
  adder.  Called  also  {horned  viper}  and  {hornsman}. 
  {Plumed  partridge}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  California  mountain  quail 
  ({Oreortyx  pictus}).  See  {Mountain  quail},  under 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  having  or  covered  with  or  abounding  in  plumes;  "the  plumed 
  serpent";  "white-plumed  egrets"  [syn:  {plumy}] 
  2:  (biology)  having  an  ornamental  plume  or  feathery  tuft  [syn: 
  {plumate},  {plumose}] 
  3:  (of  a  knight's  helmet)  having  a  decorative  plume  [syn:  {crested}] 

more about plumed