Definitions

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

  • adj. Biology Having a galea.
  • adj. Helmet-shaped.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to a galea.
  • adj. Helmet-shaped.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Wearing a helmet; protected by a helmet; covered, as with a helmet.
  • adj. Helmeted; having a helmetlike part, as a crest, a flower, etc.; helmet-shaped.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Covered with a helmet, or furnished with something having the shape or position of a helmet.
  • In entomology, provided with a galea, as the maxillæ of certain insects.
  • In ornithology, having on the head a crest of feathers resembling a helmet; or, and oftener, having a horny casque upon the head, as the cassowary, or a frontal shield, as a coot or gallinule.
  • In botany, having a galea.
  • In ichthyology, having a casque-like induration of the skin of the head, as many siluroid fishes.
  • Helmet-shaped: as, a galeate echinus; the galeate upper sepal of the monk's-hood.

Etymologies

Latin galeātus, past participle of galeāre, to cover with a helmet, from galea, helmet.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin galeatus, past participle of galeare helmet. (Wiktionary)

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