Witwall
Witwal Wit"wal`, Witwall Wit"wall`, n. [Akin to G. wittewal, wiedewall, MHG. witewal, D. wiedewaal, wielewaal, OD. weduwael, and perhaps the same word as OE. wodewale. Cf. {Wood}, n., {Wittol}.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) The golden oriole. (b) The greater spotted woodpecker. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
, (of Europe; Oriolus galbula) / (Picus major)


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  • witwall — wit·wall …   English syllables

  • witwall — ˈwiˌtwȯl noun ( s) Etymology: obsolete English, golden oriole, from obsolete German witwal, wittewal (now widewal, wiedewal), from Middle High German witewal, wittewal, from wite wood (from …   Useful english dictionary

  • wood|wall — «WUD wl», noun. British Dialect. the green woodpecker. Also, witwall. ╂[< Middle Low German wedewale < wede wood + wale, meaning unknown. See related etym. at witwall. (Cf. ↑witwall)] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Witwal — Wit wal , Witwall Wit wall , n. [Akin to G. wittewal, wiedewall, MHG. witewal, D. wiedewaal, wielewaal, OD. weduwael, and perhaps the same word as OE. wodewale. Cf. {Wood}, n., {Wittol}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The golden oriole. (b) The greater spotted… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • loriot — n. Witwall, golden oriole (of Europe; Oriolus galbula) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • woodwale — noun see woodwall * * * woodwale /wŭdˈwāl/ noun The woodpecker, esp the green woodpecker ORIGIN: ME wudewale, from OE wudu wood, and an unexplained 2nd element; cf ↑witwall …   Useful english dictionary

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