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

  • adj. Having or forming a crest or crista.

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  • adj. Having a crest; crested

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Crested.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, crested; tufted; having some elevated appendage like a crest or tuft.
  • In zoology, crested; having a crest or tuft, particularly on the head; having a tuft, mane, or ridge on the upper part of the head, body, or tail. Crested is more commonly used.
  • Carinate or keeled, as the breast-bone of a bird.


Latin cristātus, from crista, tuft; see sker-2 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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