Yaffingale
Yaffingale Yaf"fin*gale, n. [See {Yaffle}, and cf. {Nightingale}.] (Zo["o]l.) The yaffle. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • yaffingale — Yaffle Yaf fle, n. [Probably imitative of its call or cry.] (Zo[ o]l.) The European green woodpecker ({Picus viridis} syn. {Genius viridis}). It is noted for its loud laughlike note. Called also {eccle}, {hewhole}, {highhoe}, {laughing bird},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yaffingale — noun the European green woodpecker, Picus viridis Syn: yaffle …   Wiktionary

  • yaffingale — green woodpecker Unusual Animals …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • yaffingale — yaf·fin·gale …   English syllables

  • yaffingale — ˈyafə̇nˌgāl sometimes fiŋˌg or fēŋˌg noun ( s) Etymology: yaffle (I) + ingale (as in nightingale) dialect England : green woodpecker …   Useful english dictionary

  • eccle — Yaffle Yaf fle, n. [Probably imitative of its call or cry.] (Zo[ o]l.) The European green woodpecker ({Picus viridis} syn. {Genius viridis}). It is noted for its loud laughlike note. Called also {eccle}, {hewhole}, {highhoe}, {laughing bird},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Genius viridis — Yaffle Yaf fle, n. [Probably imitative of its call or cry.] (Zo[ o]l.) The European green woodpecker ({Picus viridis} syn. {Genius viridis}). It is noted for its loud laughlike note. Called also {eccle}, {hewhole}, {highhoe}, {laughing bird},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hewhole — Yaffle Yaf fle, n. [Probably imitative of its call or cry.] (Zo[ o]l.) The European green woodpecker ({Picus viridis} syn. {Genius viridis}). It is noted for its loud laughlike note. Called also {eccle}, {hewhole}, {highhoe}, {laughing bird},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • highhoe — Yaffle Yaf fle, n. [Probably imitative of its call or cry.] (Zo[ o]l.) The European green woodpecker ({Picus viridis} syn. {Genius viridis}). It is noted for its loud laughlike note. Called also {eccle}, {hewhole}, {highhoe}, {laughing bird},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laughing bird — Yaffle Yaf fle, n. [Probably imitative of its call or cry.] (Zo[ o]l.) The European green woodpecker ({Picus viridis} syn. {Genius viridis}). It is noted for its loud laughlike note. Called also {eccle}, {hewhole}, {highhoe}, {laughing bird},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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