[ploom-yool] /ˈplum yul/

Botany. the bud of the ascending axis of a plant while still in the embryo.
Ornithology. a down feather.
the embryonic shoot of seed-bearing plants
a down feather of young birds that persists in some adults
The developing bud of a plant embryo, situated above the cotyledons and consisting of the epicotyl and immature leaves. See more at germination.


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