HyperDic: plumage

English > 1 sense of the word plumage:
NOUNanimalplumage, feather, plumethe light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
plumage > pronunciation
Soundspluw'mahjh; pluw'mihjh
Rhymesacreage ... wreckage: 85 rhymes with ahjh...
abridge ... yardage: 133 rhymes with ihjh...
English > plumage: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningThe light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds.
Synonymsfeather, plume
Part ofbirdwarm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
Partsquill, calamus, shaftThe hollow spine of a feather
vane, webThe flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft
NarroweraftershaftA supplementary feather (usually small) on the underside of the base of the shaft of some feathers in some birds
bastard wing, alula, spurious wingtuft of small stiff feathers on the first digit of a bird's wing
contour featherfeathers covering the body of an adult bird and determining its shape
down, down featherSoft fine feathers
flight feather, pinion, quill, quill featherAny of the larger / larger wing or tail feathers of a bird
hacklelong slender feather on the necks of e.g. turkeys and pheasants
marabouThe downy feathers of marabou storks are used for trimming garments
scapularA feather covering the shoulder of a bird
Broaderanimal materialmaterial derived from animals
body coveringAny covering for the body or a body part
Substanceskeratin, ceratinA fibrous scleroprotein that occurs in the outer layer of the skin and in horny tissues such as hair, feathers, nails, and hooves
melanininsoluble pigments that account for the color of e.g. skin and scales and feathers
Spanishplumaje, pluma
Catalanploma, plomatge, pluma

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