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hairy woodpecker

noun

Definition of hairy woodpecker

  1. :  a common North American woodpecker (Picoides villosus) closely resembling the downy woodpecker but larger with a longer bill



Circa 1728

First Known Use of hairy woodpecker

circa 1728


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