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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- I look the best in that hat, with the black velvet and the plume, I ever did, but there's no use to look twice, I can't afford it. - "A Daughter of the Land", Gene Stratton-Porter.
- " You shall use the hide for your bed," said the chief to White Plume. - "Myths and Legends of the Sioux", Marie L. McLaughlin.
- M. Plume, or Captain Plume, as he preferred being called, now opened the door, and poking his head out, welcomed Chapeau, and assured him that if he would step round to the wine shop he would be with him in a moment. - "La Vendée An Historical Romance", Anthony Trollope.