piculet

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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 26 May. 2024.

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