Semiplume
Semiplume Sem"i*plume` (s[e^]m`[i^]*pl[=u]m), n. (Zo["o]l.) A feather which has a plumelike web, with the shaft of an ordinary feather. [1913 Webster]

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  • semiplume — semi·plume …   English syllables

  • semiplume — ˈ ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷+ˌ noun Etymology: semi + plume : a feather having a plumy or downy web with the shaft of an ordinary feather * * * semˈiplume noun A feather with an ordinary shaft but a downy web • • • Main Entry: ↑semi …   Useful english dictionary

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  • semiplumaceous — | ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷ at semi + adjective Etymology: semi + plumaceous : having the character of a semiplume …   Useful english dictionary

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