Dendrocopos

noun
Den·​droc·​o·​pos | \ denˈdräkəpəs \

Definition of Dendrocopos

: a large genus of woodpeckers that are widely distributed in temperate parts of the northern hemisphere, and are all black or blackish brown with white markings and more or less red about the head

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History and Etymology for Dendrocopos

New Latin, from Greek dendrokopos woodcutter, from dendr- + -kopos (from the stem of koptein to smite, cut off)

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“Dendrocopos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dendrocopos. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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