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

Definition of crested

: having a crest a crested bird

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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 The monkey, a crested macaque named Naruto, snapped the photos in 2011 with an unattended camera. Sudhin Thanawala,, "U.S. appeals court rejects copyright lawsuit over monkey selfies," 23 Apr. 2018 The thumb-size short-crested coquette is found only in the forest edge along a roughly 15-mile stretch of road in the Sierra Madre del Sur mountain in southern Mexico. National Geographic, "Inside the Black Market Hummingbird Love Charm Trade," 18 Apr. 2018 For many years, Anthony claimed Bob Ross, a blind white-crested Polish show rooster, could tell fortunes. Kelly Kazek,, "The battle for the World's Oldest Chicken, and where Alabama stands," 11 Apr. 2018 But the tiniest of these hummers was the one that elicited the most excitement: a Festive coquette, an extremely rare green-crested bird with a white rump patch, only three inches long. James F. Mccarty,, "Colombia offers unspoiled beauty for tourists after being unreachable for decades (photos)," 13 Feb. 2018 Also spotted was a crested caracara, a bird which is described as a tropical version of a vulture. John S. Marshall, Houston Chronicle, "Birds not usually seen locally spotted during annual Audubon bird count," 28 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of crested

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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