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plume

noun uk   /pluːm/ us  
[C usually plural] a large feather: fans made of ostrich plumes
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[C] a decoration that looks like several large feathers tied together, worn by soldiers on their hats or attached to horses' heads: The coffin was drawn by horses with black plumes. a plume of dust, smoke, etc. a tall, thin mass of smoke, dust, or similar substance that rises up into the air: After the explosion, a plume of smoke could be seen in the sky for miles around.
plumed
adjective [before noun] uk   /pluːmd/ us  
The dancers wore plumed headdresses (= with a decoration which looked like several large feathers tied together).
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