Plumage is defined as all of the feathers of a bird.
A parrot's feathers are an example ofplumage.
a bird's feathers, collectively
Origin of plumageMiddle English ; from Middle French ; from plume, feather: see plume
- The covering of feathers on a bird.
- Feathers used ornamentally.
- Elaborate dress; finery.
Origin of plumageMiddle English, from Old French, from plume, plume, from Latin plūma.
(countable and uncountable, plural plumages)