Plumage



[ploo-mij] /ˈplu mɪdʒ/

noun
1.
the entire feathery covering of a bird.
2.
feathers collectively.
/ˈpluːmɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the layer of feathers covering the body of a bird
n.

late 14c., “feathers,” from Old French plumage “plumage, appearance” (14c.), from plume (see plume (n.)).
plumage
(pl’mĭj)
The covering of feathers on a bird.

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