Plum"age (?), n. [F., from plume a feather.] Zool.

The entire clothing of a bird.

It consists of the contour feathers, or the ordinary feathers covering the head, neck, and body; the tail feathers, with their upper and lower coverts; the wing feathers, including primaries, secondaries, and tertiaries, with their coverts; and the down which lies beneath the contour feathers. See Illust. under Bird.

 

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