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When in red, I was very loud.
In high definition, a treasure.
You put me in to interfere.
Rest on me for your leisure.

Put me between the last two letters,
I am an Asian plant.
Keep some of me in the water,
And being unsettled you can't.

What am I?
Please explain each line in your answer.

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Surely you must be

an oar.

When in red, I was very loud.

roared

In high definition, a treasure.

hoard

You put me in to interfere.

to "put an oar in" is an idiom for interfering in other people's business

Rest on me for your leisure.

"rest on your oars" is an idiom as well.

Put me between the last two letters, I am an Asian plant.

Solved by @Stiv in the comment section (would never have gotten it myself):

The last two letters are, in this case, "zed" and "y", giving zedoary.

Keep some of me in the water,

Rowing

And being unsettled you can't.

If you remain calm and collected, you "keep both oars in the water"

Title: "Sometimes with Feathers?"

turning an oar in a particular way when rowing is called feathering the oar.

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  • $\begingroup$ my guess is the same! but also stuck on the asian plant haha $\endgroup$ – aznbanana9 Feb 23 at 21:40
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    $\begingroup$ Your Asian plant is this - rot13(MRQBNEL) :) $\endgroup$ – Stiv Feb 23 at 21:46
  • $\begingroup$ Everything as intended, well done! And apologies about the asian plant, I know that one is a bit obscure (thanks to Stiv for the contribution). $\endgroup$ – hexomino Feb 23 at 22:19

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