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plumenoun

uk   us   /pluːm/
[C usually plural] a ​largefeather: fans made of ​ostrich plumes
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[C] a ​decoration that ​looks like several ​largefeatherstied together, ​worn by ​soldiers on ​theirhats or ​attached to ​horses' ​heads: The ​coffin was ​drawn by ​horses with ​black plumes.a plume of dust, smoke, etc. a ​tall, ​thinmass of ​smoke, ​dust, or ​similarsubstance 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   us   /pluːmd/
The ​dancerswore plumed ​headdresses (= with a ​decoration that ​looked like several ​largefeatherstied 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, ​largefeather: She ​wore a ​hat with a ​tallwhite plume. A plume of something like ​smoke, ​steam, or ​dust is a ​longmass of it that ​rises up into the ​sky: A ​black plume of ​smokerose 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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