pileate

adjective
pi·​le·​ate | \ ˈpīlēə̇t, ˈpil-, -ēˌāt \
variants: or pileated \ -​ēˌātə̇d How to pronounce pileate (audio) \

Definition of pileate

: having a pileus specifically : having a crest covering the pileum

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First Known Use of pileate

circa 1728, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pileate

Latin pilleatus, pileatus, from pilleus, pileus felt cap + -atus -ate (hair)

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The first known use of pileate was circa 1728

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“Pileate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pileate. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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