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

Examples of pileated woodpecker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The page should have shown an American robin and pileated woodpecker. oregonlive, 16 Mar. 2021 There are 23 species native to the United States—from the tiny downy woodpecker that is only a few inches in length, to the giant pileated woodpecker that’s nearly the size of a crow. Outdoor Life, 26 Feb. 2021

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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 21 Oct. 2021.

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