What does the word plume mean?

Usage examples for plume

  1. The great plume already described, prior to its appearing in bloom, is packed in a large case or bud, about four feet long. – Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon by Samuel White Baker
  2. " We call him General, or Captain, mostly," said Plume. – La Vendée An Historical Romance by Anthony Trollope
  3. They caught through the foliage glimpses of martial scarlet; helm shone, plume waved. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë