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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Plumage  \Plum"age\,  n.  [F.,  from  plume  a  feather.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  entire  clothing  of  a  bird. 
  Note:  It  consist  of  the  contour  feathers,  or  the  ordinary 
  feathers  covering  the  head,  neck,  and  body;  the  tail 
  feathers,  with  their  upper  and  lower  coverts;  the  wing 
  feathers,  including  primaries,  secondaries,  and 
  tertiaries,  with  their  coverts;  and  the  down  which  lies 
  beneath  the  contour  feathers.  See  Illust.  under  {Bird}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  the  light  horny  waterproof  structure  forming  the  external 
  covering  of  birds  [syn:  {feather},  {plume}] 

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