piculet

noun
pic·​u·​let | \ ˈpikyələ̇t \
variants: or less commonly picule \ ˈpiˌkyül \
plural -s

Definition of piculet

: any of numerous small woodpeckers that form a distinct subfamily of Picidae, have the tail feathers soft and rounded, and are widely distributed in South America, Africa, and the East Indies

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History and Etymology for piculet

piculet from Latin picus woodpecker + English -let; picule from Latin picus + English -ule

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“Piculet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piculet. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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