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plume

1. Biology any feathery part, such as the structure on certain fruits and seeds that aids dispersal by wind
2. Geology a rising column of hot, low viscosity material within the earth's mantle, which is believed to be responsible for linear oceanic island chains and flood basalts

plume

[plüm]
(analytical chemistry)

plume

Wood veneer having a large featherlike figure, usually cut from a crotch.
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In the middle of the camp, before the principal lodge, sat the two chieftains, Captain Bonneville and White Plume, in soldier-like communion, the captain delighted with the opportunity of meeting on social terms with one of the red warriors of the wilderness, the unsophisticated children of nature.
The feuds of White Plume, however, had not been confined to the red men; he had much to say of brushes with bee hunters, a class of offenders for whom he seemed to cherish a particular abhorrence.
Such were the marauders of whose offences the gallant White Plume made the most bitter complaint.
They wore upon their heads heavy black plumes of Sakaboola feathers, like those which adorned our guides.
The rapid origin of this Karoo flood basalt province in southern Africa has been frequently associated with the melting of a large plume that ascended from the deep mantle around 180 million years ago.
The plume's momentum carries the supercooled ammonia cloud above the existing ammonia-ice clouds until the ammonia freezes, creating a bright, white plume that stands out against the colorful bands encircling Jupiter.
The volcanic plume can be seen rising in a narrow column and then spreading out in a part of the plume known as the "umbrella" region.
All four TCs passed over both the Amazon-Orinoco River plume and deep, warm features (eddies/warm pool) that reside within the Caribbean Sea.
Plume's platform saw explosive growth throughout 2018, which included large scale deployments through innovators like Comcast, Bell Canada, Liberty Global, and Samsung, the open sourcing of Plume's device software middle layer called OpenSync(TM), and its expansion into several new markets through partnerships with Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Switzerland, Malta, the Cayman Islands, the Netherlands, and now direct to consumers in the UK.
Samsung partnered with Plume to integrate its AI-based mesh Wi-Fi optimization into SmartThings Wifi.
With a push to be smoke-free, nurses and especially operating theatre nurses, need to be aware of surgical plume. Surgical plume is an occupational health hazard.
Create feather trim from luxe plumes and add them to a readymade silk camisole for a standout piece.