Associations to the word «Plume»

Wiktionary

PLUME, noun. A feather of a bird, especially a large or showy one.
PLUME, noun. The furry tail of certain dog breeds (e.g. Samoyed, Malteagle) that stands erect or curls over their backs.
PLUME, noun. A cluster of feathers worn as an ornament, especially on a helmet.
PLUME, noun. A token of honour or prowess; that on which one prides himself; a prize or reward.
PLUME, noun. An upward spray of water or mist.
PLUME, noun. (geology) An upwelling of molten material from the Earth's mantle.
PLUME, noun. (astronomy) An arc of glowing material erupting from the surface of a star.
PLUME, noun. A large and flexible panicle of inflorescence resembling a feather, such as is seen in certain large ornamental grasses.
PLUME, verb. (transitive) To preen and arrange the feathers of.
PLUME, verb. (transitive) To congratulate (oneself) proudly.
PLUME, verb. To strip of feathers; to pluck; to strip; to pillage; also, to peel.
PLUME, verb. To adorn with feathers or plumes.
PLUME, verb. To form a plume.
PLUME, verb. To write; to pen.
PLUME GRASS, noun. (botany) A kind of grass (Erianthus saccharoides) with the spikelets arranged in great silky plumes, growing in swamps in the Southern United States.
PLUME GRASS, noun. (botany) The still finer Erianthus ravennae from the Mediterranean region.
PLUME GRASS, noun. (botany) Any grass from the genus Erianthus.
PLUME MOTH, noun. (zoology) Any one of numerous small, slender moths, belonging to the family Pterophoridae, most of which have wings deeply divided into two or more plumelike lobes, some species of which are injurious to the grapevine.
PLUME NUTMEG, noun. (botany) An aromatic Australian tree (Atherosperma moschatum), whose numerous carpels are tipped with long plumose persistent styles.

Dictionary definition

PLUME, noun. Anything that resembles a feather in shape or lightness; "a plume of smoke"; "grass with large plumes".
PLUME, noun. A feather or cluster of feathers worn as an ornament.
PLUME, noun. The light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds.
PLUME, verb. Rip off; ask an unreasonable price.
PLUME, verb. Be proud of; "He prides himself on making it into law school".
PLUME, verb. Deck with a plume; "a plumed helmet".
PLUME, verb. Clean with one's bill; "The birds preened".
PLUME, verb. Form a plume; "The chimneys were pluming the sky"; "The engine was pluming black smoke".
PLUME, verb. Dress or groom with elaborate care; "She likes to dress when going to the opera".

Wise words

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery