head crest

head crest
a raised ridge on the head, e.g. in Stichaeidae

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Crest — (kr[e^]st), n. [OF. creste, F. cr[^e]te, L. crista.] 1. A tuft, or other excrescence or natural ornament, growing on an animal s head; the comb of a cock; the swelling on the head of a serpent; the lengthened feathers of the crown or nape of bird …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crest tile — Crest Crest (kr[e^]st), n. [OF. creste, F. cr[^e]te, L. crista.] 1. A tuft, or other excrescence or natural ornament, growing on an animal s head; the comb of a cock; the swelling on the head of a serpent; the lengthened feathers of the crown or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • crest´like´ — crest «krehst», noun, verb. –n. 1. a tuft or comb on the head of a bird or animal. 2. a) a decoration of plumes or feathers on the top of a helmet. b) the apex or cone of a helmet. c) = helmet. (Cf. ↑helmet) 3. a decoration at the top of a coat… …   Useful english dictionary

  • crest — [n1] highest point acme, apex, apogee, climax, crescendo, crown, culmination, fastigium, head, height, noon, peak, pinnacle, ridge, roof, summit, top, vertex; concept 836 Ant. bottom, nadir crest [n2] emblem, symbol badge, bearings, charge,… …   New thesaurus

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  • crest — [krest] n. [ME creste < OFr < L crista, prob. < IE base * (s)kreis , to shake > MIr cressaim, I shake, ON hrista, to shake] 1. any process or growth on the head of an animal, as a comb or feathered tuft on certain birds 2. a plume or… …   English World dictionary

  • head — [hed] n. [ME hede, heved < OE heafod, akin to Ger haupt (OHG houbit, Goth haubith) < IE base * kaput (orig. prob. cup shaped) > L caput: merged in Gmc with word akin to OHG hūba, a cap, crest (Ger haube) < IE base * keu , to bend,… …   English World dictionary

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