"plume" in the noun sense
anything that resembles a feather in shape or lightness
"a plume of smoke"
"grass with large plumes"
a feather or cluster of feathers worn as an ornament
3. feather, plume, plumage
the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
"plume" in the verb sense
1. overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, hook
rip off ask an unreasonable price
2. pride, plume, congratulate
be proud of
"He prides himself on making it into law school"
deck with a plume
"a plumed helmet"
4. preen, plume
clean with one's bill
"The birds preened"
form a plume
"The chimneys were pluming the sky"
"The engine was pluming black smoke"
6. preen, primp, plume, dress
dress or groom with elaborate care
"She likes to dress when going to the opera"
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