Filoplume meaning

fĭlə-plo͝om, fīlə-
A hairlike feather having few or no barbs, usually located between contour feathers.
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(zoology) A hair-like feather; a feather with a slender scape and without a web in most or all of its length.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of filoplume

  • Latin fīlum thread gwhī- in Indo-European roots plume

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

  • Latin filum a thread + pluma a soft feather.

    From Wiktionary