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[pahy-lee-ey-tid, pil-ee-] /ˈpaɪ liˌeɪ tɪd, ˈpɪl i-/

adjective, Ornithology.

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.


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