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Monday-ish word: galeate

galeate (gā′lē-āt′), adj.
1. Having a galea (helmet-or hood-shaped part).
2. Helmet-shaped.

Etymology: Latin, galeare, to cover with a helmet.

A 'galea' was a Roman soldier's helmet.

Some flowers are galeate. The below picture is from this site.

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