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pileated


1. Having the form of a cap for the head.

2. <zoology> Having a crest covering the pileus, or whole top of the head.

<zoology> Pileated woodpecker, a large American woodpecker (Ceophloeus pileatus). It is black, with a bright red pointed crest.

Synonym: logcock, and woodcock.

Origin: L. Pileatus, fr. Pileus a felt cap or hat.

Source: Websters Dictionary

(01 Mar 1998)


Terms mentioned in text: cap, head, zoology, crest, covering, pileus, whole, top, head, zoology, woodpecker, large, black, bright, red, pointed, crest, logcock, woodcock
Previous terms: pilar cyst, pilar tumour of scalp, pilch, pilchard, pilcher, pilcrow, pilentum, pileorhiza, pileous, pileous gland, piles, pileus, pileworm
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