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noun     /pluːm/
[C usually plural] a large feather: fans made of ostrich plumes → See also nom de plumeThe skin, hair and bone of non-human animals [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.Things worn to cover the head, face or neckCeremonial clothes and objects 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.Clouds, dew, fog and steam plumed     /pluːmd/ adjective [before noun] The dancers wore plumed headdresses (= with a decoration which looked like several large feathers tied together).Things worn to cover the head, face or neckThe skin, hair and bone of non-human animals
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