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pileum

play
noun pi·le·um \ˈpī-lē-əm\

Definition of pileum

plural pi·lea play \-lē-ə\

  1. :  the top of the head of a bird from the bill to the nape



Origin of pileum

New Latin, from Latin pileus, pileum felt cap; akin to Greek pilos felt


First Known Use: 1874


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