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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Plume \Plume\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plumed; p. pr. & vb. n. Pluming.] [Cf. F. plumer to pluck, to strip, L. plumare to cover with feathers.] 1. To pick and adjust the plumes or feathers of; to dress or prink. [1913 Webster] Pluming her wings among the breezy bowers. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster] 2. To strip of feathers; to pluck; to strip; to pillage; also, to peel. [Obs.] --Bacon. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To adorn with feathers or plumes. "Farewell the plumed troop." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To pride; to vaunt; to boast; -- used reflexively; as, he plumes himself on his skill. --South. [1913 Webster] Plumed adder (Zool.), an African viper (Vipera cornuta, syn. Clotho cornuta), having a plumelike structure over each eye. It is venomous, and is related to the African puff adder. Called also horned viper and hornsman. Plumed partridge (Zool.), the California mountain quail (Oreortyx pictus). See Mountain quail, under Mountain. [1913 Webster]




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