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i·vo·ry-billed woodpecker

 (ī′və-rē-bĭld′, īv′rē-)
n.
A large, possibly extinct woodpecker (Campephilus principalis) of the southern United States and Cuba, having black plumage, white wing patches, an ivory-colored bill, and a bright red crest in the male. Also called ivorybill.
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i′vory-billed` wood′pecker


n.
a large black-and-white woodpecker, Campephilus principalis, of the southern U.S. and Cuba: close to extinction. Also called i′vory-bill`.
[1805–15, Amer.]
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Noun1.ivory-billed woodpecker - large black-and-white woodpecker of southern United States and Cuba having an ivory billivory-billed woodpecker - large black-and-white woodpecker of southern United States and Cuba having an ivory bill; nearly extinct
peckerwood, woodpecker, pecker - bird with strong claws and a stiff tail adapted for climbing and a hard chisel-like bill for boring into wood for insects
Campephilus, genus Campephilus - a genus of Picidae
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(60) Michael Gove, 'Government Confirms UK Ban on Ivory Sales' Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Ministry of Defence 3 April 2018, retrieved on 8 June 2018, from: <https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-confirmsuk-ban-on-ivory-sales>; House of Commons Library, 'The Ivory Bill' 31 May 2018, retrieved on 8 June 2018, from: <http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP7875#fu!lreport>.
And as the instruments often contain ivory, it means they will be hit by the Government's Ivory Bill, which bans the sale of almost any item containing the material.
The hairdresser who offered "Ivory Bill haircuts" to birders and media who flooded Brinkley.
Michael, you worked hard to bring in the Ivory Bill. You introduced tougher sentences for animal cruelty.