: 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)

Word History


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

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“Campephilus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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