Definitions for: Plumage

[n] the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds

Webster (1913) Definition: Plum"age, n. [F., from plume a feather.] (Zo["o]l.)
The entire clothing of a bird.

Note: It consist of the contour feathers, or the ordinary
feathers covering the head, neck, and body; the tail
feathers, with their upper and lower coverts; the wing
feathers, including primaries, secondaries, and
tertiaries, with their coverts; and the down which lies
beneath the contour feathers. See Illust. under Bird.

Synonyms: feather, plume

See Also: aftershaft, alula, animal material, bastard wing, bird, body covering, calamus, ceratin, contour feather, down, down feather, flight feather, hackle, keratin, marabou, melanin, pinion, quill, quill feather, scapular, shaft, spurious wing, vane, web

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