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

Definition of crested

: having a crest a crested bird

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Examples of crested in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Police were watching What causes a crested saguaro cactus? Stephanie Innes, The Arizona Republic, 13 May 2022 Early migrants reported from Santuit Pond in Mashpee included a great-crested flycatcher and a blue-gray gnatcatcher, and other sightings included a blue-winged teal, 68 ring-necked ducks, 2 bald eagles, and 16 osprey., 13 Apr. 2022 The café was encircled by a wall of logs, sharpened on top like pencils, with frightening, elongated, crested faces of Cossacks wearing large earrings carved on them. Artem Chapeye, The New Yorker, 28 Mar. 2022 The crested auklet looks like a smiling clown that never blinks. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 2 Oct. 2021 Fortunately for us, many cool birds remain in our area to breed, including yellow warblers, great crested flycatchers and wood thrushes to mention a few. Cori Brown,, 29 May 2021 Neel’s portraits of the 1960s and 1970s are peopled with incredible, crested human bouquets. Jerry Saltz, Vulture, 6 Apr. 2021 One of the most striking examples is the crested cactus. Athena Aktipis, Scientific American, 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, 10 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of crested

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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17 May 2022

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“Crested.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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