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

Origin of pileate

First recorded in 1820–30, pileate is from the Latin word pīleātus capped. See pileus, -ate1
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pileated (ˈpaɪlɪˌeɪtɪd, ˈpɪl-)

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

Word Origin for pileate

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