from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a crest: a crested black macaque.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having a crest, or ornamental tuft (on an animal) or plume (on a helmet).
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of crest.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a crest.
  • adj. Having a crest of feathers or hair upon the head.
  • adj. Bearing any elevated appendage like a crest, as an elevated line or ridge, or a tuft.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Wearing or having a crest; adorned with a crest or plume: as, a crested helmet.
  • In heraldry, wearing a comb, as a cock, or a natural crest of feathers, as any bird having one.
  • In anatomy and zoology, cristate; having a central longitudinal elevation: said especially of the prothorax of an insect.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of a knight's helmet) having a decorative plume
  • adj. bearing an heraldic device
  • adj. (of a bird or animal) having a usually ornamental tuft or process on the head; often used in combination


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  • The great wall of vegetation, an exuberant and entangled mass of trunks, branches, leaves, boughs, festoons, motionless in the moonlight, was like a rioting invasion of soundless life, a rolling wave of plants, piled up, crested, ready to topple over the creek, to sweep every little man of us out of his little existence.

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