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pileated

[pahy-lee-ey-tid, pil-ee-]
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adjective Ornithology.
  1. crested.
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Origin of pileated

First recorded in 1720–30; pileate + -ed2
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for pileated

Historical Examples

  • Pileated woodpeckers, bald eagles and all the ducks are much more rare than formerly.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life

    William T. Hornaday

  • The log-cock, or pileated woodpecker, the largest and wildest of our Northern species, I have never heard drum.

    A Year in the Fields

    John Burroughs

  • The Pileated Woodpecker is a beautiful bird of great size and strength.

  • They can readily be identified, at a great distance, from the Pileated Woodpecker by the large amount of white on the secondaries.

    The Bird Book

    Chester A. Reed

  • Probably red-headed, since the name was misapplied to a specimen of a pileated woodpecker.

    Seven Mohave Myths

    A. L. Kroeber


Word Origin and History for pileated

adj.

1728, from Latin pileatus "capped," from pileus "felt cap without a brim," from Greek pilos. Applied in natural history to certain birds and sea urchins.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper