crest·​ed | \ ˈkre-stəd How to pronounce crested (audio) \

Definition of crested

: having a crest a crested bird

Examples of crested in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Neel’s portraits of the 1960s and 1970s are peopled with incredible, crested human bouquets. Jerry Saltz, Vulture, "The Detonations of Alice Neel," 6 Apr. 2021 One of the most striking examples is the crested cactus. Athena Aktipis, Scientific American, "How Evolution Helps Us Understand Cancer and Control It," 1 Jan. 2021 An exception is the crested wood partridge of Southeast Asia, whose chicks stay in the nest and are fed by their parents for about a week. Animals, "Partridges," 10 Dec. 2020 For a rodent that resembles the love child of a skunk and a steel wool brush, the African crested rat carries itself with a surprising amount of swagger. Katherine J. Wu New York Times, Star Tribune, "This rat covers itself with poison that can take out an elephant," 3 Dec. 2020 Those species range from the clouded leopard (above left) to the giant panda (right) to the world’s last 30 Hainan black crested gibbons. Glenna Gordon, National Geographic, "How this technology is saving lions," 3 Sep. 2020 Hainan black crested gibbons in southern China’s tropical rainforest. National Geographic, "China forges ahead with ambitious national park plan," 27 Aug. 2020 Atop the Capitol building, the bronze Statue of Freedom created in 1863 by Thomas Crawford wears a crested Roman helmet, with an eagle’s head and feathers. Cortlynn Stark, Washington Post, "New tour app seeks to correct the Native American narrative in the nation’s capital," 21 Aug. 2019 In 1984, the crested toad became the first amphibian involved in the American Zoological Association’s Species Survival Plan (SSP). National Geographic, "Puerto Rican crested toad," 26 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of crested

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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11 Apr 2021

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“Crested.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of crested

: having a decorative bunch of feathers or hair : having a crest

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