pi·​le·​at·​ed ˈpī-lē-ˌā-təd How to pronounce pileated (audio) ˈpi- How to pronounce pileated (audio)
: having a crest covering the pileum see also pileated woodpecker

Word History


Latin pilleātus, pīleātus "wearing a pileus" (from pilleus, pīleus "pileus" + -ātus -ate entry 3) + -ed entry 1

First Known Use

circa 1728, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pileated was circa 1728

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Cite this Entry

“Pileated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pileated. Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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