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plume

noun uk   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   us   /pluːmd/
The dancers wore plumed headdresses (= with a decoration that looked like several large feathers tied together).
Translations of “plume”
in Vietnamese chùm lông…
in Spanish pluma…
in Thai ขนนก…
in Malaysian bulu…
in French plume(t)…
in German die Feder…
in Chinese (Traditional) 羽毛,翎, (裝飾用的)羽狀物, 羽飾…
in Indonesian bulu hiasan…
in Russian перо…
in Turkish kuş tüyü, telek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 羽毛,翎, (装饰用的)羽状物, 羽饰…
in Polish pióro…
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