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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ the knights' plumed helmets
▪ And now gaily plumed water birds began to appear on the rapidly swelling river.
▪ Even the pair of plumed cockatoos that normally chattered away at each other in their wrought-iron enclosure were asleep on their perches.
▪ Felix could see a man in the shining armour and plumed helmet of a Reiksguard knight.
▪ Her island was peopled with plumed parrots, preening dodos, psychedelic land crabs.
▪ In human form he was a man with a tall plumed headdress.
▪ Unmistakable with its black and white plumage, black on the bare head and neck and plumed wings.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Plume \Plume\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plumed; p. pr. & vb. n. Pluming.] [Cf. F. plumer to pluck, to strip, L. plumare to cover with feathers.]

  1. To pick and adjust the plumes or feathers of; to dress or prink.

    Pluming her wings among the breezy bowers.
    --W. Irving.

  2. To strip of feathers; to pluck; to strip; to pillage; also, to peel. [Obs.]
    --Bacon. Dryden.

  3. To adorn with feathers or plumes. ``Farewell the plumed troop.''

  4. To pride; to vaunt; to boast; -- used reflexively; as, he plumes himself on his skill.

    Plumed adder (Zo["o]l.), an African viper ( Vipera cornuta, syn. Clotho cornuta), having a plumelike structure over each eye. It is venomous, and is related to the African puff adder. Called also horned viper and hornsman.

    Plumed partridge (Zo["o]l.), the California mountain quail ( Oreortyx pictus). See Mountain quail, under Mountain.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"adorned with plumes," 1520s, past participle adjective from plume (v.).


a. Having or decorated with a plume or plumes.

  1. adj. having or covered with or abounding in plumes; "the plumed serpent"; "white-plumed egrets" [syn: plumy]

  2. having an ornamental plume or feathery tuft [syn: plumate, plumose]

  3. (of a knight's helmet) having a decorative plume [syn: crested]

Usage examples of "plumed".

Others milled happily around Alec, slapping him with their plumed tails and sniffing hopefully at the swans hanging at his saddlebow.

Standing, she put on the cotte hardie and critically studied her reflection in the mirror as she adjusted a plumed hat at a rakish angle.

There were servants in the room too, young men and women in tunics and tabards of gorgeous watered silks, or in fantastic uniforms of red leather kilts, golden cuirasses inlaid with intricate designs of black mother-of-pearl and plumed helmets that almost doubled their height, armed with ornately decorated gisarmes, pole-axes and sarissas which they held grounded before them.

The day hath scarcely passed that saw thy birth, Yet thy white wings are plumed to all their scope, And hour by hour thine eyes have gathered light, And grown so large and bright, That my whole future life unfolds what seems, Beneath their gentle beams, A path that leads athwart some guiltless earth, To which a star is dropping from the night!

The waistcoat and sash, the half boots and the plumed bicorne were all too fancy for British taste, indeed they were so fancy that for a second loup wondered if the captive was an officer, then he realized that Braudel would never have treated a captured officer with such disdain.

But where the male samba dancer held maracas, she balanced a magnificently plumed parrot on her wrist.

Then came a very wet day, and Mary was seated by the half-open window of the sitting-room, doing her embroidery in a desultory fashion between watching the rain, an feeling a little lonely and depressed, when Captain Spengler strode into the room, unannounced, in the full glory of his green, gold and scarlet uniform, complete with plumed mirliton, sabretache and sabre.

The river again, writhing and orderless in the lunar night, the plumed snout of a still-rumbling factory, warehouses that marched past slowly on either side and seemed to glance back over their shoulders at the car, a stretch of black grass in which an elliptical pond glinted and winked.

We were conspicuous here, I with my plumed hat and loose-sleeved pellice, he with his dark mantle and the fringe and dome of his tonsure - he had thrown the hood back now to reveal this.

Emir, gorgeously clad in silver pantaloons, a rose-and-silver jacket sashed with violet, and a violet-colored turban plumed with rose-colored feathers held in place with a whopping great amethyst, pressed his face deeper to the ground and then looked up at his King with eyes as sad and melting as if he had just lost his best friend, if indeed he had ever had one.

Eventually Ginny was completely visible, all the way to the tipmost peak of the plumed hat.

He snatched up his plumed toque and, plopping it upon his graying head, rose to his feet, ready to storm after the wayward fellow.

Such, however, as he could make out were richly attired in doublets of silk and satin, while their rich velvet mantles, plumed and jewelled caps, and long rapiers, were carried by their servants.

From the interior, Caezor, armoured in the brigandine, with drawn sword and plumed helm, came riding out with the intention of cutting Soldier down.

Sareitha, formal in their fringed shawls, bowed their heads slightly in respect, but Mellar swept off his plumed hat in a flourishing bow, one hand laid over the lace-edged sash slanting across his burnished breastplate.