woodpecker

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wood·peck·er

 (wo͝od′pĕk′ər)
n.
Any of various birds of the family Picidae, having strong claws and a stiff tail adapted for clinging to and climbing trees and a chisellike bill for drilling through bark and wood.

woodpecker

(ˈwʊdˌpɛkə)
n
(Animals) any climbing bird of the family Picidae, typically having a brightly coloured plumage and strong chisel-like bill with which they bore into trees for insects: order Piciformes

wood•peck•er

(ˈwʊdˌpɛk ər)

n.
any of numerous climbing birds of the family Picidae, of nearly worldwide distribution, having a chisellike bill that is hammered repeatedly into wood in search of insects and stiff tail feathers that assist in climbing: often boldy patterned.
[1520–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.woodpecker - bird with strong claws and a stiff tail adapted for climbing and a hard chisel-like bill for boring into wood for insectswoodpecker - bird with strong claws and a stiff tail adapted for climbing and a hard chisel-like bill for boring into wood for insects
piciform bird - any of numerous nonpasserine insectivorous climbing birds usually having strong bills for boring wood
family Picidae, Picidae - woodpeckers
green woodpecker, Picus viridis - woodpecker of Europe and western Asia
downy woodpecker - small North American woodpecker with black and white plumage and a small bill
flicker - North American woodpecker
Campephilus principalis, ivorybill, ivory-billed woodpecker - large black-and-white woodpecker of southern United States and Cuba having an ivory bill; nearly extinct
Melanerpes erythrocephalus, redheaded woodpecker, redhead - black-and-white North American woodpecker having a red head and neck
sapsucker - small American woodpecker that feeds on sap from e.g. apple and maple trees
wryneck - Old World woodpecker with a peculiar habit of twisting the neck
piculet - small woodpeckers of South America and Africa and East Indies having soft rounded tail feathers
Translations
نَقّار الخَشَب
кълвач
spætte
pego
pájaro carpinteropito
rähn
دارکوب
tikka
djetaožuna
harkályfakopáncs
burung pelatuk
spæta
picus
ciocănitoareghionoaie
ďateľ
дятел

woodpecker

[ˈwʊdˌpekəʳ] Npájaro m carpintero
green woodpeckerpito m real
lesser spotted woodpeckerpico m menor

woodpecker

[ˈwʊdpɛkər] npic m (oiseau)wood pigeon npigeon m ramier, ramier m

woodpecker

[ˈwʊdˌpɛkəʳ] npicchio

wood

(wud) noun
1. (also adjective) (of) the material of which the trunk and branches of trees are composed. My desk is (made of) wood; She gathered some wood for the fire; I like the smell of a wood fire.
2. (often in plural) a group of growing trees. They went for a walk in the woods.
3. a golf-club whose head is made of wood.
ˈwooded adjective
(of land) covered with trees. a wooded hillside.
ˈwooden adjective
made of wood. three wooden chairs.
ˈwoody adjective
1. covered with trees. woody countryside.
2. (of a smell etc) of or like wood.
ˈwood carving noun
the art of carving wood.
ˈwoodcut noun
a print made by pressing a block of wood with design cut on it onto paper.
ˈwoodcutter noun
a person whose job is felling trees.
ˈwoodland noun
land covered with woods. a stretch of woodland.
ˈwoodlouseplural ˈwoodlice noun
a tiny creature with a jointed shell, found under stones etc.
ˈwoodpecker noun
a type of bird which pecks holes in the bark of trees, searching for insects.
ˈwood pulp noun
pulp from wood that can be used for making paper.
ˈwoodwind (-wind) noun
(in an orchestra, the group of people who play) wind instruments made of wood.
ˈwoodwork noun
1. the art of making things from wood; carpentry. He did woodwork at school.
2. the wooden part of any structure. The woodwork in the house is rotting.
ˈwoodwormplurals ˈwoodworm, ~woodworms noun
the larva of a certain type of beetle, which bores into wood and destroys it.
out of the wood(s)
out of danger.