Pileate
Pileate Pi"le*ate, Pileated Pi"le*a`ted, a. [L. pileatus, fr. pileus a felt cap or hat.] 1. Having the form of a cap for the head. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Having a crest covering the pileus, or whole top of the head. [1913 Webster]

{Pileated woodpecker} (Zo["o]l.), a large American woodpecker ({Ceophloeus pileatus}). It is black, with a bright red pointed crest. Called also {logcock}, and {woodcock}. [1913 Webster]


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  • pileate — [pi′leāt΄idpī′lē it, pil′ēit; pī′lēāt΄, pil′ēāt΄] adj. [L pileatus < pileus] 1. having a pileus 2. having a crest extending from the bill to the nape, as some birds: Also pileated [pi′leāt΄id] …   English World dictionary

  • pileate — having a cap …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • pileate — /puy lee it, ayt , pil ee /, adj. Bot., Zool. having a pileus. [1820 30; < L pileatus capped. See PILEUS, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • pileate — adj. capped, having a pileus (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pileate — pi·le·ate …   English syllables

  • pileate — pi•le•ate [[t]ˈpaɪ li ɪt, ˌeɪt, ˈpɪl i [/t]] adj. bot zool. having a pileus • Etymology: 1820–30; < L pīleātus capped. See pileus, ate I …   From formal English to slang

  • pileate — /ˈpɪlieɪt/ (say pileeayt), / iət/ (say eeuht) adjective capped, as a mushroom. {Latin pīleātus capped. See pileus} …   Australian English dictionary

  • pileate — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ceophloeus pileatus — Pileate Pi le*ate, Pileated Pi le*a ted, a. [L. pileatus, fr. pileus a felt cap or hat.] 1. Having the form of a cap for the head. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Having a crest covering the pileus, or whole top of the head. [1913 Webster] {Pileated …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • logcock — Pileate Pi le*ate, Pileated Pi le*a ted, a. [L. pileatus, fr. pileus a felt cap or hat.] 1. Having the form of a cap for the head. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Having a crest covering the pileus, or whole top of the head. [1913 Webster] {Pileated …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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