from The Century Dictionary.

  • Downy; of or pertaining to a plumule; in ornithology, not pennaceous. See plumule.

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

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Downy; bearing down.

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  • adjective zoology Downy; bearing down.


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