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pileated

[pahy-lee-ey-tid, pil-ee-] /ˈpaɪ liˌeɪ tɪd, ˈpɪl i-/
adjective, Ornithology
1.
Origin of pileated
1720-1730
1720-30; pileate + -ed2
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  • The log cock, or pileated woodpecker, the largest and wildest of our Northern species, I have never heard drum.

  • pileated woodpeckers, bald eagles and all the ducks are much more rare than formerly.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life William T. Hornaday
  • Probably red-headed, since the name was misapplied to a specimen of a pileated woodpecker.

    Seven Mohave Myths A. L. Kroeber
  • They can readily be identified, at a great distance, from the pileated Woodpecker by the large amount of white on the secondaries.

    The Bird Book Chester A. Reed
  • The pileated Woodpecker is a beautiful bird of great size and strength.

  • Strangely enough the pileated's notes resemble those of the Flicker but are louder.

    What Bird is That? Frank M. Chapman
  • The log-cock, or pileated woodpecker, the largest and wildest of our Northern species, I have never heard drum.

    A Year in the Fields John Burroughs
Word Origin and History for pileated
adj.

1728, from Latin pileatus "capped," from pileus "felt cap without a brim," from Greek pilos. Applied in natural history to certain birds and sea urchins.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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