A feather of a bird, especially a large or showy one. (noun)
The furry tail of certain dog breeds that stand erect or curl over their backs (eg Samoyed, Malteagle) (noun)
A cluster of feathers worn as an ornament, especially on a helmet. (noun)
An upward spray of water or mist. (noun)
An upwelling of molten material from the Earth's mantle. (noun)
An arc of glowing material erupting from the surface of a star. (noun)
To preen and arrange feathers. (verb)
To congratulate oneself proudly. (verb)
To form a plume (verb)
To write; to pen. (verb)
Examples of word plume
"If it has come from something like that, then the airborne bacteria what we call a plume could have travelled over several kilometres given the right weather conditions, and that's the scenario we are looking at now."
February 21st, 2009 by admin plume over algae moss
A reader of the NYT article might expect to look at the plume from the plant's smokestacks and see lots of smoke.
The ash plume from the Icelandic volcano has continued to spread and has resulted in the grounding of flights in nearly 20 European nations.
I do believe that the Minister of Education using a nom de plume is very passe, especially when writing such crap.