cristate

[kris-teyt]
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adjective

having a crest; crested.
forming a crest.

Also cris·tat·ed.

Origin of cristate

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

cristated

adjective

having a crest
forming a crest

Word Origin for cristate

C17: from Latin cristātus, from crista crest
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