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  3  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Plume  \Plume\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  pluma.  Cf  {Fly},  v.] 
  1.  A  feather;  esp.,  a  soft,  downy  feather,  or  a  long, 
  conspicuous,  or  handsome  feather. 
  Wings  .  .  .  of  many  a  colored  plume.  --Milton. 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  An  ornamental  tuft  of  feathers. 
  3.  A  feather,  or  group  of  feathers,  worn  as  an  ornament;  a 
  waving  ornament  of  hair,  or  other  material  resembling 
  His  high  plume,  that  nodded  o'er  his  head.  --Dryden. 
  4.  A  token  of  honor  or  prowess;  that  on  which  one  prides 
  himself;  a  prize  or  reward.  ``Ambitious  to  win  from  me 
  some  plume.''  --Milton. 
  5.  (Bot.)  A  large  and  flexible  panicle  of  inflorescence 
  resembling  a  feather,  such  as  is  seen  in  certain  large 
  ornamental  grasses. 
  {Plume  bird}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  bird  that  yields  ornamental 
  plumes,  especially  the  species  of  Epimarchus  from  New 
  Guinea,  and  some  of  the  herons  and  egrets,  as  the  white 
  heron  of  Florida  ({Ardea  candidissima}). 
  {Plume  grass}.  (Bot) 
  a  A  kind  of  grass  ({Erianthus  saccharoides})  with  the 
  spikelets  arranged  in  great  silky  plumes,  growing  in 
  swamps  in  the  Southern  United  States. 
  b  The  still  finer  {E.  Ravenn[ae]}  from  the  Mediterranean 
  region.  The  name  is  sometimes  extended  to  the  whole 
  {Plume  moth}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  numerous  small  slender 
  moths,  belonging  to  the  family  {Pterophorid[ae]}.  Most  of 
  them  have  the  wings  deeply  divided  into  two  or  more 
  plumelike  lobes.  Some  species  are  injurious  to  the 
  {Plume  nutmeg}  (Bot.),  an  aromatic  Australian  tree 
  ({Atherosperma  moschata}),  whose  numerous  carpels  are 
  tipped  with  long  plumose  persistent  styles. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  feather  or  cluster  of  feathers  worn  as  an  ornament 
  2:  the  light  horny  waterproof  structure  forming  the  external 
  covering  of  birds  [syn:  {feather},  {plumage}] 
  v  1:  rip  off  ask  an  unreasonable  price  [syn:  {overcharge},  {soak}, 
  {surcharge},  {gazump},  {fleece},  {pluck},  {rob},  {hook}] 
  [ant:  {undercharge}] 
  2:  be  proud  of  "He  prides  himself  on  making  it  into  law 
  school"  [syn:  {pride},  {congratulate}] 
  3:  deck  with  a  plume,  as  of  a  helmet 
  4:  clean  with  one's  bill,  of  birds  [syn:  {preen}] 
  5:  form  a  plume:  "The  chimneys  were  pluming  the  sky";  "The 
  engine  was  pluming  black  smoke" 
  6:  dress  or  groom  with  elaborate  care  [syn:  {preen},  {primp},  {dress}] 

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