displume

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v displume strip of feathers "pull a chicken","pluck the capon"
    • v displume strip of honors, possessions, or attributes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Displume To strip of, or as of, a plume, or plumes; to deprive of decoration; to dishonor; to degrade. "Displumed , degraded, and metamorphosed."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • displume To strip or deprive of plumes or feathers; hence, to strip of honors, or of badges of honor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Displume dis-plōōm′ to deprive of plumes or feathers.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. dis-, + plume,: cf. OF. desplumer, F. déplumer,