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Topic: BIRDS

Language: Old English
Origin: fether

feather

1 noun
     
feather
feath‧er1 S3 [countable]
1HBB one of the light soft things that cover a bird's body:
an ostrich feather
feather bed/pillow etc (=a bed etc that is filled with feathers)
2

a feather in your cap

something you have done that you should be proud of

➔ light as a feather

at light2 (4)

; ➔ birds of a feather

at bird (5)

; ➔ ruffle somebody's feathers

at ruffle1 (2)
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