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 plume plume

noun

  • the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds  ( plumage, plume, feather )
    the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
  • a feather or cluster of feathers worn as an ornament  ( plume )
    a feather or cluster of feathers worn as an ornament
  • anything that resembles a feather in shape or lightness  ( plume )
    anything that resembles a feather in shape or lightness
     a plume of smoke
    a plume of smoke
     grass with large plumes
    grass with large plumes
  • verb

  • dress or groom with elaborate care  ( plume, preen, primp, dress )
    dress or groom with elaborate care
     She likes to dress when going to the opera
    She likes to dress when going to the opera
  • form a plume  ( plume )
    form a plume
     The chimneys were pluming the sky
    The chimneys were pluming the sky
     The engine was pluming black smoke
    The engine was pluming black smoke
  • clean with one's bill  ( plume, preen )
    clean with one's bill
     The birds preened
    The birds preened
  • deck with a plume  ( plume )
    deck with a plume
     a plumed helmet
    a plumed helmet
  • be proud of  ( plume, congratulate, pride )
    be proud of
     He prides himself on making it into law school
    He prides himself on making it into law school
  • rip off; ask an unreasonable price  ( fleece, gazump, overcharge, pluck, plume, surcharge, hook, soak, rob )
    rip off; ask an unreasonable price


  •  plum plum

    noun

  • a highly desirable position or assignment  ( plum )
    a highly desirable position or assignment
     a political plum
    a political plum
  • any of numerous varieties of small to medium-sized round or oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single pit  ( plum )
    any of numerous varieties of small to medium-sized round or oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single pit
  • any of several trees producing edible oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single hard stone  ( plum, plum tree )
    any of several trees producing edible oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single hard stone
  • adv

  • () exactly  ( plumb, plum )
    exactly
     fell plumb in the middle of the puddle
    fell plumb in the middle of the puddle
  • completely; used as intensifiers  ( plum, clean, plumb )
    completely; used as intensifiers
     clean forgot the appointment
    clean forgot the appointment
     I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out
    I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out