hairy woodpecker
noun Date: circa 1728 a common North American woodpecker (Picoides villosus) closely resembling the downy woodpecker but larger with a longer bill

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  • hairy woodpecker — a North American woodpecker, Picoides villosus, resembling but larger than the downy woodpecker. [1720 30, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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  • woodpecker — /wood pek euhr/, n. any of numerous climbing birds of the family Picidae, having a hard, chisellike bill that it hammers repeatedly into wood in search of insects, stiff tail feathers to assist in climbing, and usually more or less boldly… …   Universalium

  • woodpecker — (Roget s IV) n. Types of woodpeckers include: green, spotted, red headed, white headed, pileated, ivory billed, California, golden winged, Nuttall s, hairy, downy; flicker, red shafted flicker, log cock, yaffle, North American sapsucker; see also …   English dictionary for students

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  • Downy woodpecker — Down y wood peck*er ( [y^]), n. (Zool.) A small black and white ladder backed woodpecker ({Picoides pubescens}) of Central and Eastern U. S. and Canada. It strongly resembles the hairy woodpecker, but is smaller (6 1/2 ), compared with about 9… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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