Meaning of displume in English:


Pronunciation /dɪsˈpluːm/


[with object] rare
  • Remove feathers from (a bird).

    ‘The Austrian eagle was only to escape from one enemy, to be displumed by another.’
    • ‘The story is that the jackdaw was very quietly displumed.’
    • ‘The process of displuming the birds is simple enough.’
    • ‘The storm displumes my wings.’
    • ‘The Owl will hoot that cannot sing, Spite will displume the muse's wing.’
    remove the feathers from, strip of feathers