crest·​ed ˈkre-stəd How to pronounce crested (audio)
: having a crest
a crested bird

Examples of crested in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An Australasian crested grebe, also known as a pūteketeke bird. Mithil Aggarwal, NBC News, 10 Nov. 2023 Smolts are picked off by birds like double crested cormorants and caspian terns. oregonlive, 27 Aug. 2023 The team took creative liberties, too, of course, including adding an expanding, rattling frill for the crested predator dilophosaurus, which devours a hapless Wayne Knight. Asher Elbein, Vulture, 11 July 2023 Hawaii’s chain of volcanic islands, which host more endangered species than any other state, are home to some notable endangered species, including the Hawaiian petrel, also called the ʻuaʻu, and the crested honeycreeper, or 'Ākohekohe. Camille Fine, USA TODAY, 21 June 2023 In Britain, the great crested grebe was driven to near extinction, hunted for its head feathers, which stand out like a halo when breeding. Mary Jo Dilonardo, Treehugger, 25 May 2023 Bailey explains that certain birds, like wrens, tree swallows, and great crested flycatchers, will nest in gourds. Brandi Fuller, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 May 2023 The northern crested caracara. Aj Willingham, CNN, 3 June 2020 Best Tucson hikes:Where to see waterfalls, mountains and a rare crested saguaro cactus Sedona: Angel Falls The tall red mesas and buttes of Sedona seem designed with waterfalls in mind. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 28 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crested was in the 14th century

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“Crested.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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