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Plumule

Definition
noun
(1) (botany) The bud of a young plant; the portion of the plant embryo giving rise to the first true leaves, especially above the cotyledons.
(2) (zoology) A down feather.
Supplement
Word origin: From Latin plumula, diminutive of pluma “feather”.
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