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  Definition of plume
  1. the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
  2. a feather or cluster of feathers worn as an ornament
  3. dress or groom with elaborate care; "She likes to dress when going to the opera"
  4. form a plume; "The chimneys were pluming the sky"; "The engine was pluming black smoke"
  5. clean with one''s bill; "The birds preened"
  6. deck with a plume; "a plumed helmet"
  7. be proud of; "He prides himself on making it into law school"
  8. rip off; ask an unreasonable price
Similar Words: feather, plumage, preen, primp, dress, pride, congratulate, overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, pluck, rob, hook

 

Hyponyms: down, down feather, aftershaft, contour feather, bastard wing, alula, spurious wing, marabou, hackle, flight feather, pinion, quill, quill feather, scapular, aigrette, aigret, panache, extort, squeeze, rack, gouge, wring

 

Grouped Verbs: dress, get dressed

 

Entailments: charge, bill

 

Part Meronyms: bird

 

Derivational Morphology: preen, feather, fledge, apparel, wearing apparel, dress, clothes, primping, plumage, congratulation, felicitation, pride, overcharge

 

 
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