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Oxford dictionary definition of the word plume:
1a long, soft feather or arrangement of feathers used by a bird for display or worn by a person for ornament:
a hat with a jaunty ostrich plume
Zoology a part of an animal’s body that resembles a feather:
the antennae are divided into large feathery plumes
2a long cloud of smoke or vapour resembling a feather as it spreads from its point of origin:
as he spoke, the word was accompanied by a white plume of breath
a mass of material, typically a pollutant, spreading from a source:
a radioactive plume
3 (also mantle plume) Geology a localized column of hotter magma rising by convection in the mantle, believed to cause volcanic activity in locations away from plate margins.
1 [no object] spread out in a shape resembling a feather:
smoke plumed from the chimneys
[with object] decorate with or as if with feathers:
(as adjective plumed)
rain began to beat down on my plumed cap
2 (plume oneself) chiefly archaic (of a bird) preen itself.
feel a great sense of self-satisfaction about something:
she plumed herself on being cosmopolitan
late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin pluma ‘down’