Congratulate oneself, boast, as in He plumed himself on his victory. This idiom transfers the bird’s habit of dressing its feathers to human self-satisfaction. [ First half of 1600s ]
[pluhm] /plʌm/ noun 1. the drupaceous fruit of any of several trees belonging to the genus Prunus, of the rose family, having an oblong stone. 2. the tree itself. 3. any of various other trees bearing a plumlike fruit. 4. the fruit itself. 5. a . 6. a raisin, as in a cake or pudding. […]
- Plummer block
/ˈplʌmə/ noun 1. another name for pillow block
- Plummer-vinson syndrome
Plummer-Vinson syndrome Plum·mer-Vin·son syndrome (plŭm’ər-vĭn’sən) n. Difficulty in swallowing caused by degeneration of the muscle of the esophagus, atrophy of the papillae of the tongue, and hypochromic anemia.
[pluhm-it] /ˈplʌm ɪt/ noun 1. Also called plumb bob. a piece of lead or some other weight attached to a line, used for determining perpendicularity, for sounding, etc.; the bob of a plumb line. 2. something that weighs down or depresses. verb (used without object) 3. to plunge. /ˈplʌmɪt/ verb -mets, -meting, -meted 1. (intransitive) […]