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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Plumage \Plum"age\ (pl[=u]m"[asl]j), n. [F., from plume a feather.] (Zool.) The entire clothing of a bird. [1913 Webster] Note: It consist of the contour feathers, or the ordinary feathers covering the head, neck, and body; the tail feathers, with their upper and lower coverts; the wing feathers, including primaries, secondaries, and tertiaries, with their coverts; and the down which lies beneath the contour feathers. See Illust. under Bird. [1913 Webster]