pi·le·at·ed(pī′lē-ā′tĭd) also pi·le·ate (-ĭt)
1. Botany Having a pileus.
2. Having a crest covering the pileum. Used of a bird.
[From Latin pīleātus, wearing a pileus, from pīleus, felt cap.]
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pi•le•at•ed(ˈpaɪ liˌeɪ tɪd, ˈpɪl i-)
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pileated- Etymologically means "capped," like a mushroom, but now refers to a bird with a crest on the top of the head from the bill to the nape.
See also related terms for mushroom.
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