Pi"le*ate (?), Pi"le*a`ted (?), a. [L. pileatus, fr. pileus a felt cap or hat.]

1.

Having the form of a cap for the head.

2. Zool.

Having a crest covering the pileus, or whole top of the head.

Pileated woodpecker Zool., a large American woodpecker (Ceophloeus pileatus). It is black, with a bright red pointed crest. Called also logcock, and woodcock.

 

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