Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Top; summit; acme.
  • noun (Zoöl.) The dorsal ridge of a bird's bill.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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

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