Plumelet

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Plumelet A small plume. "When rosy plumelets tuft the larch."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n plumelet In ornithology, a plumule or plumula; a down-feather.
    • n plumelet Anything resembling a small plume, as a tuft of leaves or leaflets, or needles of a coniferous tree.
    • n plumelet In botany, a little plumule.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Plumelet a down-feather, a plumule: anything resembling a small plume
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Plume, + -let,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. pluma, a small soft feather.

Usage

In literature:

A small plumelet of eagle-down dances over his head.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
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