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 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 The rufous-crested coquette was a bit of a disappointment. Nell Zink, Harper's magazine, "The Bird Angle," 28 Oct. 2019 But this time is different, just a sea of Lebanon’s cedar-crested flags carried by protesters. Time, "Protests in Lebanon Are Entering Their Sixth Day. See How the Extraordinary Revolt Is Unfolding," 22 Oct. 2019 Rather than try to explain the crested saguaro, simply Instagram it. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Crested saguaro cactuses look kind of crazy. How did they get that way?," 3 Oct. 2019 There were also four great crested flycatchers, seven blue-gray gnatcatchers, and an early Lincoln’s sparrow., "Bird sightings," 29 July 2019 One of a pair of crested ibises given to Japan by China as a symbol of friendship is examined at a conservation center in Niigata Prefecture on Oct. 17. Peter Landers, WSJ, "Japan and China Are Getting Along Better, but Not When It Comes to Tech," 23 Oct. 2018 Irresistible Scent That summer, Douglas captured dozens of crested auklets on the Shumagin Islands and inserted them, one by one, into a specialized chamber to quantify their scent. Kevin Schafer, National Geographic, "These Birds Make Their Own Citrus-Scented Cologne," 25 May 2018 In 2011, a crested macaque used an unattended camera at a reserve in Indonesia to take pictures of himself. Everton Bailey Jr.,, "Oregon horse sues former owner for $100,000, seeking damages for neglect," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of crested

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Crested.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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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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