n.— «Macaws and other parrots supplied most of the plumage, but that of other species—Muscovy ducks, flamingos, egrets and the petite paradise tanager—was also prized. Some colors were produced artificially in a process known as tapirage. Birds with, say, green and blue feathers were plucked and then rubbed with frog secretions; the feathers would then grow back in an unnatural yellow-orange hue.» —“Objects From a Long-Vanished Peru, Parading All Their Magnificent Plumage” by Karen Rosenberg New York Times July 5, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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