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

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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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The first known use of pileated was circa 1728

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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