pi·​le·​at·​ed | \ ˈpī-lē-ˌā-təd How to pronounce pileated (audio) , ˈpi- How to pronounce pileated (audio) \

Definition of pileated

: having a crest covering the pileum

Examples of pileated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although pileated woodpeckers are doing well overall, they aren't commonly seen in Milwaukee County. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: The sighting of a 'ghost bird' along the Milwaukee River is a double treat," 12 Feb. 2020 Herons, egrets, sandhill cranes and pileated woodpeckers are among the dozens of species of birds that hang out here. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "$2.5M restored Oakland Township mansion is on 37 acres," 14 Sep. 2019 Birdwatchers can find sought-after species for life lists, including bald eagles, osprey, the pileated woodpecker, waterfowl and songbirds. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan adds 1,000-acre forest near Au Sable to public lands," 8 Aug. 2019 Then there is the pileated woodpecker, big as an owl and raven black, except for its white wing bars and the scarlet and white head markings. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, "The percussive appeal of the woodpecker," 17 July 2019 The wuk, wuk, wuk call of a pileated woodpecker echoed through the woods, a bottomland hardwood forest prone to flooding, its occasional waters providing nature with life-giving vernal pools. James Bruggers, The Courier-Journal, "Indiana launches Ohio River Greenway transformation into a world-class urban park," 25 Dec. 2017 Common sightings include bald eagles, deer, bear, pileated woodpeckers, ruffed grouse and wild turkey. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Your guide to … Wisconsin’s best fall recreation," 27 Sep. 2017 Among the usual feathered riff-raff, this morning’s visitors included a pileated woodpecker — only our second (known) visit from this handsome bird. Bulletin Board, Twin Cities, "Sunday Bulletin Board: When the midwife nuns square off against Steph Curry and LeBron James — well, it’s a battle for the ages!," 11 June 2017

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First Known Use of pileated

circa 1728, in the meaning defined above

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“Pileated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pileated. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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