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Adjective: plumed  ploomd
  1. Having or covered with or abounding in plumes
    "white-plumed egrets"; "the plumed serpent";
    - plumy
     
  2. (biology) having an ornamental plume or feathery tuft
    - plumate, plumose
     
  3. (of a knight's helmet) having a decorative plume
    - crested
Verb: plume  ploom
  1. Rip off; ask an unreasonable price
    - overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump [Brit], fleece, pluck, rob, hook
     
  2. Be proud of
    "He plumes himself on making it into law school";
    - pride, congratulate
     
  3. Deck with a plume
    "a plumed helmet"
     
  4. Clean with one's bill
    "The birds plumed";
    - preen
     
  5. Form a plume
    "The chimneys were pluming the sky"; "The engine was pluming black smoke"
     
  6. Dress or groom with elaborate care
    "She likes to plume when going to the opera";
    - preen, primp, dress

See also: adorned, decorated, feathered

Type of: arrange, attire, bedeck, bedight, cheat, chisel, clean, deck, deck out, deck up, doll up, dress up, experience, fancy up, feel, fig out, fig up, form, get up, gussy up [N. Amer], make clean, overdress, prink, rig out, rip off, set up, shape, tog out, tog up, trick out, trick up

Encyclopedia: Plume