Plume Definition

plo͝om
plumed, plumes, pluming
noun
plumes
A feather, esp. a large, fluffy, or showy one.
Webster's New World
An ornament made of a large feather or feathers, or of a feathery tuft of hair, esp. when worn on a hat, helmet, etc. as a mark of distinction.
Webster's New World
A cluster of such feathers.
Webster's New World
Any token of worth or achievement; prize.
Webster's New World
An area or section of air, water, or soil containing pollutants released from a point source.
American Heritage
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verb
plumed, plumes, pluming
To provide, cover, or adorn with plumes.
Webster's New World
To rise or emanate in a plume.
Smoke plumed from the chimney.
American Heritage
To smooth the feathers of (itself)
Webster's New World
To preen (its feathers)
Webster's New World
To pride (oneself)
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Plume

Noun

Singular:
plume
Plural:
plumes

Origin of Plume

  • From Latin pluma (“feather") via Old French plume

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin plūma

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

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