1. [syn: feather, plume, plumage]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Plumage \Plum"age\ (pl[=u]m"[asl]j), n. [F., from plume a
The entire clothing of a bird.
Note: It consist of the contour feathers, or the ordinary
feathers covering the head, neck, and body; the tail
feathers, with their upper and lower coverts; the wing
feathers, including primaries, secondaries, and
tertiaries, with their coverts; and the down which lies
beneath the contour feathers. See Illust. under Bird.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the light horny waterproof structure forming the external
covering of birds [syn: feather, plume, plumage]