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cristate

[kris-teyt]
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adjective
  1. having a crest; crested.
  2. forming a crest.
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Also cris·tat·ed.

Origin of cristate

1655–65; < Latin cristātus, equivalent to crist(a) crista + -ātus -ate1
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Historical Examples

  • Crested, or Cristate, bearing any elevated appendage like a crest.

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British Dictionary definitions for cristate

cristate

cristated

adjective
  1. having a crest
  2. forming a crest
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Word Origin

C17: from Latin cristātus, from crista crest
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