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noun as in tuft

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When it’s time to impress a potential mate, many birds rely on their eye-popping plumage.

To begin investigating why some female jacobins have colorful blue plumage, Falk and colleagues captured and released over 400 of the birds in Gamboa, Panama, using genetics to determine their sex.

If iridescent feathers lose heat as quickly as they acquire it, the sunbirds could use shade to cool off, blunting the effect of the hot plumage.

Other experts have suggested that external factors, such as a poor diet or harsh climate, could ultimately affect the quality and color of their plumage.

A patch of three oddly short feathers spotted among the fossilized plumage of Microraptor may be the first evidence of a nonbird dinosaur molting.

Every sort of pelt, skin, or plumage was part of this collection.

The Cowell of yesteryear has plenty of time to return in all his plumage.

She adds that it was an adult male in full plumage, and that she saw it herself at Mr. Couch's shop.

The two dead ones he brought me were one in red and the other in green plumage, and the live one was in green plumage.

It was, however, still in the same green plumage when it was killed as it was when I brought it home, though it had moulted twice.

I have, however, a Redshank in full breeding plumage, killed in Guernsey as late as the 23rd of April.

There are two specimens in the Museum—a male in full plumage and a female or young male.


On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to plumage, such as: bunch, cluster, collection, cowlick, feathers, and group.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.