pileum

pileum

[pahy-lee-uhm, pil-ee-]
noun, plural pilea [pahy-lee-uh, pil-ee-uh] .
the top of the head of a bird, from the base of the bill to the nape.

Origin:
1870–75; < Neo-Latin, special use of Latin pīleum, variant of pīleus skullcap

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pileum (ˈpaɪlɪəm, ˈpɪl-)
 
n , pl -lea
the top of a bird's head from the base of the bill to the occiput
 
[C19: New Latin, from Latin pileus]

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