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plumenoun

uk   /pluːm/  us   /pluːm/
[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   /pluːmd/
The dancers wore plumed headdresses (= with a decoration that looked like several large feathers tied together).
(Definition of plume from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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plumenoun [C]

 us   /plum/
a long, large feather: She wore a hat with a tall white plume.
A plume of something like smoke, steam, or dust is a long mass of it that rises up into the sky: A black plume of smoke rose from the ship.
(Definition of plume from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “plume”
in Spanish pluma…
in Vietnamese chùm lông…
in Malaysian bulu…
in Thai ขนนก…
in French plume(t)…
in German die Feder…
in Chinese (Simplified) 羽毛,翎, (装饰用的)羽状物, 羽饰…
in Turkish kuş tüyü, telek…
in Russian перо…
in Indonesian bulu hiasan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 羽毛,翎, (裝飾用的)羽狀物, 羽飾…
in Polish pióro…
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