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This article is about the singular term and affix. For the plural term, see Plumas.
Plumage phenotype: bottom side of a primary feather of a Buzzard

The term Pluma[1] and the affix ~pluma~ (Latin: plūma "feather")[2] may refer to:

  • a soft feather of a bird.[1]

In birds[edit]

  • Plumage - the layer of feathers that cover a bird
    • Plumage Section - campaigners the Selborne Society against the use of birds for fashion
    • Plumage League - a campaign against the excessive use of birds' feathers and plumage in ladies fashions
  • Plumaceous - down of birds
  • Plumology - the plumage science

In natural sciences[edit]

In computing[edit]

  • pluma (editor) - small and lightweight UTF-8 text editor for the MATE environment

In places[edit]

  • Pluma Hidalgo - a town and municipality in Oaxaca in south-western Mexico
  • Pluma de Pato - a village and rural municipality in Salta Province in northwestern Argentina

In other uses[edit]

  • Peso pluma (Spanish) - a weight class division in the sport of Boxing, Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts organizations and in Greco-Roman Wrestling


  1. ^ a b Valpy, Francis Edward Jackson (1828). An Etymological Dictionary of the Latin Language. London: Trinity College, Cambridge. p. 348. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Harper, Douglas. "pluma". Retrieved 24 April 2015. 

See also[edit]

Pennatulacea ("Sea feather"; Virgularia sp.)