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Noun: plume  ploom
  1. Anything that resembles a feather in shape or lightness
    "a plume of smoke"; "grass with large plumes"
  2. A feather or cluster of feathers worn as an ornament
  3. The light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
Verb: plume  ploom
  1. Deck with a plume
    "a plumed helmet"
  2. Clean with one's bill
    "The birds plumed";
    - preen
  3. Form a plume
    "The chimneys were pluming the sky"; "The engine was pluming black smoke"
  4. Dress or groom with elaborate care
    "She likes to plume when going to the opera";
    - preen, primp, dress
  5. Be proud of
    "He plumes himself on making it into law school";
    - pride, congratulate

Derived forms: plumed, plumes, pluming

Type of: adornment, animal material, arrange, attire, bedeck, bedight, body covering, clean, deck, deck out, deck up, doll up [informal], dress up, experience, fancy up [informal], feel, fig out [informal], fig up [informal], form, get up, gussy up [N. Amer, informal], make clean, overdress, prink, rig out, set up, shape, tog out [informal], tog up [informal], trick out, trick up

Part of: bird, birdie [informal]

Encyclopedia: Plume, Thomas