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pileate

[ pahy-lee-it, -eyt, pil-ee- ]

adjective

, Botany, Zoology.
  1. having a pileus.


pileate

/ ˈpɪl-; ˈpaɪlɪɪt; ˈpaɪlɪˌeɪtɪd; ˈpɪl-; -ˌeɪt /

adjective

  1. (of birds) having a crest
  2. botany having a pileus


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Word History and Origins

Origin of pileate1

First recorded in 1820–30, pileate is from the Latin word pīleātus capped. See pileus, -ate 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of pileate1

C18: from Latin pīleātus wearing a felt cap, from pileus

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Example Sentences

The Discomycetes are of two kinds, the pileate and the cup-shaped.

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