from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small plume.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In ornithology, a plumule or plumula; a down-feather.
  • noun Anything resembling a small plume, as a tuft of leaves or leaflets, or needles of a coniferous tree.
  • noun In botany, a little plumule.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A small plume.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A small plume.


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  • Involuntarily the maiden fastens her glance on the plumelet, which flits upward and upward in the direction of the moon's silvery orb.

    The Delight Makers Adolph Francis Alphonse Bandelier 1877

  • A small plumelet of eagle-down dances over his head.

    The Delight Makers Adolph Francis Alphonse Bandelier 1877

  • There are no combs or pins of gold, but in their place a scarlet plumelet of feathers -- from the wings of the red cardinal.

    The Wild Huntress Love in the Wilderness Mayne Reid 1850


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