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plume(
plum
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (animal anatomy)
a. la pluma
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The hunter showed us a plume that he retrieved from the eagle's nest.El cazador nos mostró una pluma que tomó del nido del águila.
b. el penacho
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(cluster)
In an attempt to mate with the pea hen, the peacock showed off his plume of feathers.En un intento de aparearse con la pava real, el pavo real hizo alarde de su penacho de plumas.
2. (ornament)
a. la pluma
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The milliner looked for a plume with which to decorate his new hat.El sombrerero buscó una pluma con la que decorar su nuevo sombrero.
b. el penacho
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
After the war, my brother was awarded an eagle feather to add to the plume on his headdress.Después de la guerra, mi hermano recibió una pluma de águila para añadir al penacho de su tocado.
3. (formation of smoke)
a. la columna
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A plume of smoke billowed from the smoke stacks above the power plant.Una columna de humo salió de las chimeneas de la planta de energía.
b. la nube
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I took the cigarette out of my mouth and exhaled a plume of smoke.Me saqué el cigarrillo de la boca y exhalé una nube de humo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4.
A word or phrase that is no longer used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another era (e.g. thou).
(archaic)
(to preen oneself)
a. limpiarse las plumas
The bird plumed itself with its beak and removed the insects that were trapped in its feathers.El ave se limpió las plumas con el pico y quitó los insectos que estaban atrapados en sus plumas.
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plume
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (single feather)
a. la pluma
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (on hat)
a. el penacho
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
3. (of smoke)
a. el nube f, penacho
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
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plume [pluːm]
noun
(feather) pluma (f); (on helmet) penacho (m); [of smoke etc] columna (f); hilo (m);
transitive verb
the bird plumes itself el ave se limpia or se arregla las plumas
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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