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Pronunciation: krest


  1. A ridge, especially a bony ridge.
  2. The ridge of the neck of a male animal, especially of a stallion or bull.
  3. Feathers on the top of a bird's head, or fin rays on the top of a fish's head.

Synonym(s): cristaTA

[L. crista]

See Also: crista

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