plumage
Pronunciation
  • (British) enPR: plo͞om'ĭj, IPA: /ˈpluːmɪdʒ/
  • (obsolete) enPR: plyo͞om'ĭj, IPA: /ˈpljuːmɪdʒ/
Noun

plumage

  1. (ornithology, collective noun) Layer or collection of feathers covering a bird’s body; feathers used ornamentally.
    • 1969, Monty Python, "Monty Python’s Flying Circus" (Dead Parrot sketch)
      [Owner]: No no he's not dead, he's, he's restin'! Remarkable bird, the Norwegian Blue, idn'it, ay? Beautiful plumage!
      [Mr. Praline]: The plumage don't enter into it. It's stone dead.
    Synonyms: pennage
  2. Finery or elaborate dress.
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