Definitions

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  • n. top; summit; acme
  • n. The dorsal ridge of a bird's bill.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Top; summit; acme.
  • n. The dorsal ridge of a bird's bill.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Top; summit.
  • n. [NL.] Specifically, in ornithology, the median lengthwise ridge of the upper mandible. See first cut under bill.
  • n. [NL.] In anatomy, the upper and anterior portion of the monticulus of the vermis superior of the cerebellum. Also called cacumen.

Etymologies

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Latin, from cellere ("(in comparative) to impel").

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