Part of speech: noun

The feathers that cover a bird; adornment.

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Usage examples "plumage":

  1. Their grey plumage being so much like the cardoon bushes in colour had prevented me from seeing them before I was right among them. - "Far Away and Long Ago", W. H. Hudson.
  2. The Duckling had never seen anything so beautiful before; their plumage was of a dazzling white, and they had long, slender necks. - "Favorite Fairy Tales", Logan Marshall.
  3. This bird is noted for the extreme beauty of the male's plumage. - "The Truth About Woman", C. Gasquoine Hartley.