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pileum

[pahy-lee-uh m, pil-ee-] /ˈpaɪ li əm, ˈpɪl i-/
noun, plural pilea
[pahy-lee-uh, pil-ee-uh] /ˈpaɪ li ə, ˈpɪl i ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
the top of the head of a bird, from the base of the bill to the nape.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < Neo-Latin, special use of Latin pīleum, variant of pīleus skullcap
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pileum

/ˈpaɪlɪəm; ˈpɪl-/
noun (pl) -lea (-lɪə)
1.
the top of a bird's head from the base of the bill to the occiput
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from Latin pileus
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