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plume

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English

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] pluma (feather)

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
plume

Plural
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  1. A feather of a bird, especially a large or showy one.
  2. A cluster of feathers worn as an ornament, especially on a helmet.
  3. An upward spray of water, such as from a whale's spout.
  4. (geology) An upwelling of molten material from the Earth's mantle.
  5. (astronomy) An arc of glowing material erupting from the surface of a star.

Translations

Derived terms

Verb

Infinitive
to plume

Third person singular
plum

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to plume (third-person singular simple present plum, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To preen and arrange feathers.
  2. (intransitive) To congratulate oneself proudly.
  3. To form a plume
    Smoke plumed from his pipe then slowly settled towards the floor.

French

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plume

Pronunciation

Noun

plume f.

  1. pen (writing tool)


This French entry was created from the translations listed at pen. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see plume in the French Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) April 2008

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