Campephilus

noun
Cam·​peph·​i·​lus | \ kamˈpefələs \

Definition of Campephilus

: a genus of birds (family Picidae) including some of the largest woodpeckers (as the ivory-billed woodpecker, the imperial woodpecker, and related tropical American species)

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History and Etymology for Campephilus

New Latin, from Greek kampē caterpillar + New Latin -philus

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“Campephilus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Campephilus. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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