Definition of Green woodpecker

1. Noun. Woodpecker of Europe and western Asia.

Exact synonyms: Picus Viridis
Generic synonyms: Pecker, Peckerwood, Woodpecker
Group relationships: Genus Picus, Picus

Definition of Green woodpecker

1. Noun. A European bird, ''Picus viridis''. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Green Woodpecker

green thumbs
green tobacco sickness
green ton
green tooth
green top
green turtle
green turtle soup
green turtles
green vision
green vitriol
green water
green wave
green waves
green wax
green with envy
green woodpecker (current term)
green woodpeckers

Literary usage of Green woodpecker

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings by Bristol Naturalists' Society (Bristol, England), Bristol Naturalists' Society (1891)
"The green woodpecker has been described by some as an "awkward" bird ; but I think those who have spent any time in watching its habits, will agree that ..."

2. The Reign of Law by George Douglas Campbell Argyll (1873)
"Now, no man who had observed this higher law could ever fall into the error of supposing that the colour of the green woodpecker was given to it as a means ..."

3. A History of British Birds by William Yarrell, Alfred Newton, Howard Saunders (1882)
"THE green woodpecker is the commonest, and therefore the best known of the British species of its Family, ..."

4. Illustrations of British Ornithology by Prideaux John Selby (1833)
"green woodpecker, Br. Zool. 1. No. 84—Arct. ZooL 2. p. 277. ... green woodpecker feeds chiefly upon the insects that live in the bark, or that form their ..."

5. Publications by English Dialect Society (1880)
"The note of the green woodpecker is very unmelodious, far from a song. ... Although the voice of the green woodpecker can scarcely by any poetic licence be ..."

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