cactus woodpecker

noun

Definition of cactus woodpecker

: a small desert woodpecker (Dryobates scalaris cactophilus) of the southwestern U.S. with the back barred black and white

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First Known Use of cactus woodpecker

circa 1868, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cactus woodpecker was circa 1868

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“Cactus woodpecker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cactus%20woodpecker. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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