Deplume meaning

dē-plo͝om
To pluck the feathers from.
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To pull or pluck the feathers from.
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To strip of honor, riches, etc.
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To strip of feathers or plumage.
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(figuratively) To lay bare; to expose.
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Origin of deplume

  • Middle English deplumen from Old French deplumer from Medieval Latin dēplūmāre Latin dē- de- Latin plūma feather

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin deplumare; Latin de- + plumare to cover with feathers, pluma feather: compare deplumis featherless, and French déplumer.

    From Wiktionary