pileated woodpecker

noun

Definition of pileated woodpecker

: a large red-crested North American woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) that is black with white on the face, neck, and undersides of the wings

First Known Use of pileated woodpecker

1782, in the meaning defined above

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“Pileated woodpecker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pileated%20woodpecker. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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