Definition of witwall
: the European great spotted woodpecker
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Origin and Etymology of witwall
obsolete English, golden oriole, from obsolete German witwal, wittewal (now widewal, wiedewal), from Middle High German witewal, wittewal, from wite wood (from Old High German witu) + -wal (of unknown origin)
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