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pileate

[pahy-lee-it, -eyt, pil-ee-]
adjective Botany, Zoology.
  1. having a pileus.
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Origin of pileate

First recorded in 1820–30, pileate is from the Latin word pīleātus capped. See pileus, -ate1
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Examples from the Web for pileate

Historical Examples

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

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses

    Mordecai Cubitt Cooke


British Dictionary definitions for pileate

pileate

pileated (ˈpaɪlɪˌeɪtɪd, ˈpɪl-)

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

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