Definition for PLUME

PLUME, n. [Fr. plume; L. and Sp. pluma; It. piuma; W. plu, pluv.]

  1. The feather of a fowl, particularly a large feather. – Shak.
  2. A feather worn as an ornament, particularly an ostrich's feather. And his high plume that nodded o'er his head. – Dryden.
  3. Pride; towering mien. – Shak.
  4. Token of honor; prize of contest. Ambitious to win from me some plume. – Milton.

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