witwall

noun

wit·​wall
ˈwiˌtwȯl
plural -s
dialectal, British
: the European great spotted woodpecker

Word History

Etymology

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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“Witwall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/witwall. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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