Definition of Woodpecker

1. Noun. Bird with strong claws and a stiff tail adapted for climbing and a hard chisel-like bill for boring into wood for insects.


Definition of Woodpecker

1. n. Any one of numerous species of scansorial birds belonging to Picus and many allied genera of the family Picidæ.

2. n. Any one of numerous species of scansorial birds belonging to Picus and many allied genera of the family Picidæ.

Definition of Woodpecker

1. Noun. One of several species of bird from the family ''Picidae'', with a sharp beak suitable for pecking holes in wood. ¹

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Definition of Woodpecker

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Medical Definition of Woodpecker

1. Any one of numerous species of scansorial birds belonging to Picus and many allied genera of the family Picidae. These birds have the tail feathers pointed and rigid at the tip to aid in climbing, and a strong chisellike bill with which they are able to drill holes in the bark and wood of trees in search of insect larvae upon which most of the species feed. A few species feed partly upon the sap of trees (see Sap sucker, under Sap), others spend a portion of their time on the ground in search of ants and other insects. The most common European species are the greater spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopus major), the lesser spotted woodpecker (D. Minor), and the green woodpecker, or yaffle (see Yaffle). The best-known American species are the pileated woodpecker (see under Pileated), the ivory-billed woodpecker (Campephilus principalis), which is one of the largest known species, the red-headed woodpecker, or red-head (Melanerpes erythrocephalus), the red-bellied woodpecker (M. Carolinus) (see Chab), the superciliary woodpecker (M. Superciliaris), the hairy woodpecker (Dryobates villosus), the downy woodpecker (D. Pubescens), the three-toed, woodpecker (Picoides Americanus), the golden-winged woodpecker (see Flicker), and the sap suckers. See also Carpintero. Woodpecker hornbill, a black and white Asiatic hornbill (Buceros pica) which resembles a woodpecker in colour. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Woodpecker

woodmeal
woodmeals
woodmeil
woodmen
woodmice
woodmonger
woodmongers
woodmouse
woodness
woodnewer
woodnote
woodnotes
woodnymph
woodnymphs
woodpeck
woodpecker (current term)
woodpeckerlike
woodpeckers
woodpecks
woodpigeon
woodpigeons
woodpile
woodpiles
woodpusher
woodpushers
woodrock
woodroof
woodroofs
woodruff
woodruffite

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