from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Having feathers or featherlike growths; feathered.
- adjective Resembling a plume; feathery.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Feathery: plumous; resembling a feather, as something light, airy, and spray-like.
- Feathered; plumed or plumaged; provided with plumes or feathers.
- In botany, feathery or feathered: specifically noting bristles, etc., which have fine hairs on opposite sides like the vane of a feather. A plumose pappus is one composed of feathery hairs. See fig. b under pappus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Having feathers or plumes.
- adjective Having hairs, or other párts, arranged along an axis like a feather; feathery; plumelike
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- adjective Having
- adjective Having
hairs, or other parts, arranged along an axislike a feather; feathery; plumelike; as, a plumose leaf; plumose tentacles.
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- adjective having an ornamental plume or feathery tuft
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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The pilings are covered with plumose anemones, invertebrate filter feeders.
Both features help pollen grains adhere to their bodies, but they also have specialized pollen-carrying structures; in most bees, this takes the form of a structure known as the scopa, which is on the hind legs of most bees, and/or the lower abdomen (e.g., of megachilid bees), made up of thick, plumose setae.
The granite's granophyric groundmass consists of intergrown quartz and potassium feldspar (~Or45), the latter consisting of plumose splays that nucleated directly from pre-existing phenocrysts.
One of our agents copied the letter before it was sent and it reads, "le sept plumose, Van six de la Republique Frangaise."
The terminal position of the inflorescence, its protrusion far above the level of the foliage leaves, the swinging and dangling anthers, the abundance of non-sticking pollen and the plumose stigmas are all intended to facilitate pollination by wind.
The styles are slender and distinct with plumose stigmas exserted at the top of the spikelet.
Citrate: antennae with very long, curled lateral branches which may or may not be ciliated; see plumose.
Styles are short, with plumose stigmas and laterally exserted.
Ovary is glabrous with two styles ending in plumose stigmas.
Styles are free with plumose stigmas, laterally exserted.