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Definition of plume:

  1. A feather, or group of feathers, worn as an ornament; a waving ornament of hair, or other material resembling feathers.
  2. A feather; esp., a soft, downy feather, or a long, conspicuous, or handsome feather.
  3. A large and flexible panicle of inflorescence resembling a feather, such as is seen in certain large ornamental grasses.
  4. A token of honor or prowess; that on which one prides himself; a prize or reward.
  5. An ornamental tuft of feathers.
  6. To adorn with feathers or plumes.
  7. To pick and adjust the plumes or feathers of; to dress or prink.
  8. To pride; to vaunt; to boast; - used reflexively; as, he plumes himself on his skill.
  9. To strip of feathers; to pluck; to strip; to pillage; also, to peel.


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