Picus

noun
Pi·​cus | \ ˈpīkəs \

Definition of Picus

: a genus formerly including all woodpeckers but now usually restricted to the green woodpecker (P. viridis) of Europe and western Asia and its related forms

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History and Etymology for Picus

New Latin, from Latin, woodpecker

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“Picus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Picus. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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