noun Date: 1805 any of a genus (Sphyrapicus) of North American woodpeckers that drill holes in trees in order to obtain sap and insects for food

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  • sapsucker — /sap suk euhr/, n. any of several American woodpeckers of the genus Sphyrapicus that drill holes in maple, apple, hemlock, etc., drinking the sap and eating the insects that gather there. Cf. yellow bellied sapsucker. [1795 1805, Amer.; SAP1 +… …   Universalium

  • sapsucker — noun small American woodpecker that feeds on sap from e.g. apple and maple trees • Hypernyms: ↑woodpecker, ↑peckerwood, ↑pecker • Hyponyms: ↑yellow bellied sapsucker, ↑Sphyrapicus varius, ↑red breasted sapsucker, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • sapsucker — noun /ˈsæpˌsʌkər/ a) a type of woodpecker of the eastern United States (of the genus Sphyrapicus) that feeds mainly on the sap of trees b) Any woodpecker that punctures the bark of trees and feeds upon the sap …   Wiktionary

  • sapsucker — n. variety of North American woodpecker that creates holes in trees in order to feed on sap and insects (Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sapsucker — noun an American woodpecker that pecks rows of small holes in trees and visits them for sap and insects. [Sphyrapicus: four species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • sapsucker — sap•suck•er [[t]ˈsæpˌsʌk ər[/t]] n. orn any of several North American woodpeckers of the genus Sphyrapicus that drill holes in trees for sap and to catch insects attracted by sap • Etymology: 1795–1805, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker — Taxobox name = Yellow bellied Sapsucker status = LC status system = iucn3.1 status ref = IUCN2007|assessors=BirdLife International|year=2004|id=47306|title=Sphyrapicus varius|downloaded=31 July 2007 Database entry includes justification for why… …   Wikipedia

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