ivorybill
ivorybill i"vo*ry*bill`, Ivory-bill I"vo*ry-bill`([imac]"v[-o]*r[y^]*b[i^]l`), n. (Zo["o]l.) A large, handsome, black-and-white North American woodpecker ({Campephilus principalis}), having a large, sharp, ivory-colored beak. Its general color is glossy black, with white secondaries, and a white dorsal stripe. The male has a large, scarlet crest. It is now rare, and found only in the Gulf States and Cuba.

Syn: ivory-billed woodpecker, Campephilus principalis. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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